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We are making these paintings by Masaaki Hatsumi into a set of twelve professionally designed, archival quality, art prints!
Our Kickstarter ended December 30th 23:59 (Japan time). If you missed our Kickstarter, but still want the prints, now is your best chance (before we launch the printing press). Click "Order Here":
Our Kickstarter ended December 30th 23:59 (Japan time). If you missed our Kickstarter, but still want the prints, now is your best chance (before we launch the printing press). Click "Order Here":
287 backers pledged $64,325 to help bring this project to life.

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Who is Masaaki Hatsumi?

Masaaki Hatsumi is the 85 year old Sōke (head instructor) of these nine Japanese martial traditions. His dojo is in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. 

34th Sōke 戸隠流 Togakure Ryū

28th Sōke 玉虎流 Gyokko Ryū

28th Sōke 九鬼神伝流 Kuki Shinden Ryū

18th Sōke 虎倒流 Kotō Ryū 

26th Sōke 神伝不動流 Shinden Fudō Ryū 

17th Sōke 高木揚心流 Takagi Yōshin Ryū 

15th Sōke 義鑑流 Gikan Ryū 

 21st Sōke 玉心流 Gyokushin Ryū 

14th Sōke 雲隠流 Kumogakure Ryū 

Why does Masaaki Hatsumi paint? 

An interview with the artist - December 13th 2016, Saitama Prefecture, Yoshikawa City, Japan.

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Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints 

We are making these paintings by Masaaki Hatsumi into a set of twelve professionally designed, archival quality, art prints! These prints will commemorate his upcoming historic exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo. If you can’t attend the exhibition in Japan in February 2017 to see the paintings yourself, these prints will be a great way you can enjoy his art. These prints will be:  

  • Professionally photographed and color corrected. 
  • Printed on acid-free archival paper meant to last 100 years. 
  • Made to standard sizes you can affordably and easily frame for display at home, at your dojo, or at work. 
  • Made with leading technology by one of the best printers in the industry.
  • Available in both A1 size to fit standard European frames (594 mm x 841 mm) and Arch D to fit standard American frames (24 x 36 inches). We will make both sizes. We will ask each supporter their preference of A1 or Arch D after the Kickstarter. 

Some small design changes will happen but we're nearly finished and we're thrilled with the result. We're partnered with one of the industry's most celebrated printers. We're working with award-winning designer, Dan Saal. And we have Sensei's support and encouragement. 

85th Birthday Celebration

In honor of Hatsumi Sensei’s birthday, and in anticipation of his February 2017 art exhibition at the FCCJ, we presented our first sample prints as our gift on December 4th 2016. Hatsumi Sensei appreciated this gift and thanks us for our efforts to promote his exhibition. These prints will be a great way for us to advertise his exhibition. Happy 85th birthday, Sensei!

The first sample prints. Happy 85th birthday!
The first sample prints. Happy 85th birthday!

Here are our sample prints. The full set of twelve! 

1 Fudo Myoo
1 Fudo Myoo

 

2 Selflessness
2 Selflessness

 

3 Koto Ryu Kyusho View
3 Koto Ryu Kyusho View

 

4 Greatness
4 Greatness

 

5 Patience
5 Patience

 

6 A Short Break
6 A Short Break

 

7 Mokkei
7 Mokkei

 

8 Ninjutsu Is...
8 Ninjutsu Is...

 

9 Akame Falls
9 Akame Falls

 

10 Bloody Daruma
10 Bloody Daruma

 

11 Meditation
11 Meditation

 

12 Tiger
12 Tiger

Decorate your home

Decorate your dojo

Decorate your office

One frame twelve prints!

Your twelve prints will all be the same size so they will all fit the same frame. With one frame, you can display a different print every month!

Display twelve prints with one frame!
Display twelve prints with one frame!

Would you like help reading the artist's Japanese calligraphy?

For each of your prints, a supporting document will be provided. This document will help with iconography and calligraphy translations. When possible, we'll also include comments by the artist.

A supporting document will be provided for each of your prints
A supporting document will be provided for each of your prints

Standard commercial paper sizes give you economical framing options.

Standard commercial paper sizes means affordable framing options
Standard commercial paper sizes means affordable framing options

FREE Dojo Giga Tokyo Exhibition Prints!

Dojo Giga Tokyo Exhibition Prints are free with any pledge for a full set of twelve prints. Print method and materials and size are expected to be different than the twelve Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints. Please see “Update #4” for details.

Dojo Giga Tokyo Exhibition Prints are free with any pledge for a full set of twelve prints.
Dojo Giga Tokyo Exhibition Prints are free with any pledge for a full set of twelve prints.

Are you giving Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints as a present?

Print and sign this card as your gift! We will ask your delivery address after our Kickstarter campaign.
Print and sign this card as your gift! We will ask your delivery address after our Kickstarter campaign.

 

Risks and challenges

Our previous Kickstarter project (Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art) was successful and Masaaki Hatsumi: Art Prints is similar in many ways.

We are partnered with design and printing professionals who deliver consistently stunning work and I’m confident of our plan and our objective. This project will help more people see and appreciate Hatsumi Sensei’s art.

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