Original Artworks Painted into Heaven by Yūko and Paul

Yūko

Yūko Ōkuma calligraphed a waka poem by Akiko Yosano and Hatsumi Sensei painted a nude beside it. This collaborative artwork, and an essay by Yūko, are in our book, Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Heaven. In her essay, Yūko writes about speaking with Sensei, and painting with him, and watching him teach at the dojo. Perhaps you’ve seen these things too but not through Yūko’s eyes. A martial artist who sees from just one angle is limited. We can learn about Hatsumi Sensei by seeing him from Yūko’s perspective.

Paul

Hatsumi Sensei taught calligraphy at the dojo in the ’90s and Paul has been dedicated to his brushwork since then so we asked Paul and Yūko to paint on the inside cover of Heaven.

Their artworks are below (these are painted onto the shikishi on the inside cover of Heaven books). We can post books from Japan to most locations worldwide and your purchase includes a donation to the artists.

By Paul

木鶏

See pg 209 of Heaven

8P1 SOLD (Jeff O)

竹性

See pg 203 of Heaven

8P2 SOLD (D. E. Oliver)

Visit here for video discussion. Hatsumi Sensei’s painting Meisō 瞑想 will appear in Earth.

8P3 SOLD (Betsy L)

活眼

See pg 209 of Heaven

8P4 SOLD (Stuart C)

Hatsumi Sensei’s painting on this topic will appear in Earth.

8P5

Hatsumi Sensei’s painting on this topic will appear in Earth.

8P6 SOLD (Alberto L)

佛心

See pg 182 of Heaven

8P7 SOLD (Brian E)

道場訓

8P8 SOLD (Jörg W)

8P9 SOLD (Giuliano)

Collaborative works — by Yūko & Paul

無事

8PY1 SOLD (William M)

根情

8PY2 SOLD (Kieran N)

神心神眼

8PY3 SOLD (Robert T)

佛心

See pg 182 of “Heaven”

8PY4 SOLD (M. R. Tapia)

松月竹風

8PY5 SOLD (Jörg W)

松月竹風

8PY6 SOLD (Kieran N)

By Yūko

歩心満保寿

See pg 186 of Heaven

8Y1

梵字 | 不動明王

不動心

8Y2 SOLD (Jörg W)

8Y3

自他一如

8Y4

拈華微笑

8Y5

梵字 | 大日如来 | 金剛界

8Y6

万変不驚

8Y7 SOLD (Jeff O)

万変不驚

8Y8 SOLD (Wayne S)

8Y9

明珠在掌

8Y10

万変不驚

8Y11

梵字 | 大日如来 | 胎蔵界

8Y12

明珠在掌

8Y13

万変不驚

8Y14

人生一睡

See pg 117 of Heaven

8Y15

今日無事

8Y16


Shikishi

Heaven has a shikishi mounted inside the book’s front cover and washi for our shikishi was recognized by UNESCO for the craftsman’s traditional Japanese paper making methods — it’s gorgeous paper which takes sumi ink nicely.

Our book won three international design awards! Learn more about Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Heaven here: https://dojoartbooks.com/heaven/




One signed book $145 (+$50 postage) = $195



Three signed books $145 x3 (with free postage) = $435


Worldwide from Japan

Our book price is $145 and delivery is $50 ($195 total). Order three books to get free international delivery from Japan. That savings is like getting one book free! If you order three, each will be individually boxed and all three will arrive in a single carton. Delivery to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and USA should be smooth (but 2020 has been unusual for postal matters so we will probably need to decline requests for delivery to other destinations). After you order, we’ll reply by email to confirm details.


Choose Your Book!

These are unique artworks painted into your book by Paul & Yūko. Which would you like?

  1. Buy on this page.
  2. We will confirm your order by email.
  3. Reply to that email with the number of your chosen artwork (for example 8Y1).

Your purchase includes a donation to the artists. Plus, your support helps make the next book in our Dojo Giga series possible. For information about Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Earth please visit here: https://dojoartbooks.com/earth/