Signed by Yūko and Paul at Kasumian

Yūko’s Perspective

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 a lot about Hatsumi Sensei by seeing him from Yūko’s perspective.

Painting with Paul

Paul has been dedicated to his brushwork for a long time (he learned directly from Hatsumi Sensei in the ’90s when Sensei taught calligraphy at the dojo) and since Yūko is a Dojo Giga | Heaven contributor, we asked Yūko and Paul to paint on the signature page in Heaven during a live ZOOM call. It was a great day of painting and discussion at Kasumian on August 13th, 2020. If you missed our live Zoom, check back on this page we’ll share a video here.

Heaven signed 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

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

8P5 SOLD (Alejandro M)

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

8P9 SOLD (Giuliano)

Collaborative works — Heaven signed by Paul & Yūko

無事

8PY1 SOLD (William M)

根情

8PY2

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

松月竹風

8PY6

Heaven signed by Yūko

歩心満保寿

See pg 186 of Heaven

8Y1

梵字 | 不動明王

不動心

8Y2

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

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


Designed for signature

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 Heaven was literally created to be signed.

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 international postage) = $195


Three Signed Books $145 x3 (+$90 international postage) = $525


Worldwide Delivery from Japan

Our book price is $145. And for books signed at this special Kasumian August 13th event, we are only charging $50 worldwide shipping = $195 total. Get a $60 postage discount by ordering three books. Each of your three books will be individually boxed and all three will arrive in a single carton. Delivery to Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America should be smooth (but 2020 has been unusual for postage rates so we will probably need to decline requests for delivery to other destinations). After you order, we’ll reply by email to confirm details.


Which is Your Favorite?

These are unique artworks painted into your book by Paul & Yūko! How can you get your favorite?

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

Your purchase includes a donation to Kasumian and Yūko. 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/