Previous Publications

Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints

Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints

Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints

Hatsumi Sensei exhibited a selection of his paintings at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, in February of 2017. To publicize and commemorate this historic exhibition, we made a set of 13 prints. Each print was professionally designed and photographed, and printed on acid-free, archival quality paper, made to last 100 years. The printing method we used produced great results, but was only economical at large print volumes we’ll never make these again. 

Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints was successfully funded on Kickstarter and the prints were delivered to supporters. The Dayton Bujinkan Dojo has a small quantity — in full sets of 13 prints. While they last, you can order here: https://tinylink.net/MANIT

Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art

Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art

Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art

Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art (published in 2013) combined action photos shot at the dojo with a sample of the works Hatsumi Sensei painted for students as gifts. With these, he communicated directly — transcending linguistic and cultural barriers — exactly as he did with his physical arts. Dojo Art was successfully funded on Kickstarter and the books were delivered to supporters. The book is sold out.

My Way: Reflections on Training with Masaaki Hatsumi

My Way: Reflections on Training with Masaaki Hatsumi
by Craig Olson

My Way Reflections on Training with Masaaki Hatsumi

My Way begins in 1997, when Craig moved to Japan to continue his Bujinkan training. At this time, since students were banned from photography and video, if you wanted to record what was happening at the dojo, writing your own notes after class was the only option. What was training with Sensei like back then? You could only know if you were there, but we can hear from people like Craig who felt it.

In a sense, My Way is a prequel to Masaaki Hatsumi Dojo Art. Craig takes us to the dojo when Hatsumi Sensei was a bit younger, the training was considerably rougher, and Sensei was still developing his style of expression with the brush. The artworks in My Way are Craig’s, so only he can breathe life into them for us. He does this by reflecting on the training (and his bruises) and sharing conversations he had with his instructors. Craig’s commentary shows how memorable these paintings are for students — a proof of Sensei’s effectiveness in teaching with art.

— an excerpt from the foreward by Steve Olsen

The hardcover edition of My Way was successfully funded on Kickstarter, printed, and delivered to supporters. The paperback edition is here:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737805413

Upcoming Publications

Toshitsugu Takamatsu: Dojo Giga | Man

Toshitsugu Takamatsu: Dojo Giga | Man

Volume Three of the Dojo Giga series will feature the artworks of Hatsumi Sensei's instructor, Toshitsugu Takamatsu. Man has not been published yet. For news about Man, please subscribe to our newsletter (below).

Updates

Earth Delivery Update — 100 'Earth' books

Steve Olsen

Delivery Status: Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan Our warehouse in Shenzhen, China, is doing great work. All pre-ordered books, for delivery addresses in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan,...

Earth Delivery Update — 100 'Earth' books

Steve Olsen

Delivery Status: Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan Our warehouse in Shenzhen, China, is doing great work. All pre-ordered books, for delivery addresses in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan,...

Earth Production Update

Steve Olsen

Earth is Printed We're packing Earth in boxes and cartons and pallets. Our books are scheduled to leave the printer (in China) on December 25th. To reduce ongoing warehousing costs,...

Earth Production Update

Steve Olsen

Earth is Printed We're packing Earth in boxes and cartons and pallets. Our books are scheduled to leave the printer (in China) on December 25th. To reduce ongoing warehousing costs,...

[Video] Hatsumi Sensei's Birthday Celebration

Steve Olsen

Today we celebrated Hatsumi Sensei’s birthday. I gave him Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Earth ...

[Video] Hatsumi Sensei's Birthday Celebration

Steve Olsen

Today we celebrated Hatsumi Sensei’s birthday. I gave him Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Earth ...

[Video] Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Earth — Yo...

Steve Olsen

Hatsumi Sensei's paintings about Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Saito Musashibo Benkei were the topic of my speech (at Nagato Sensei's 2022 event in St Ingbert, Germany).

[Video] Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Giga | Earth — Yo...

Steve Olsen

Hatsumi Sensei's paintings about Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Saito Musashibo Benkei were the topic of my speech (at Nagato Sensei's 2022 event in St Ingbert, Germany).

[Video] Hatsumi Sensei's Calligraphy — Speech

Steve Olsen

During Nagato Sensei's Taikai (in Dayton, Ohio) I gave a speech about Hatsumi Sensei's calligraphy... 

[Video] Hatsumi Sensei's Calligraphy — Speech

Steve Olsen

During Nagato Sensei's Taikai (in Dayton, Ohio) I gave a speech about Hatsumi Sensei's calligraphy...