8.6 x 11.8 IN. | 208 PAGES | HARDBACK
ENGLISH AND JAPANESE
STANDARD EDITION – $125 | COLLECTOR EDITION – $150
PUBLISHER: Steve Olsen, Japan
Students travel from all over the world to train with Hatsumi Sensei at his Bujinkan Dojo in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Hatsumi Sensei is the head instructor of nine traditional martial schools and he represents a martial history which extends back 1,000 years.
About 30 years ago, Hatsumi Sensei made a series of colorful paintings to help instruct his students in the traditions of his dojo. Viewing Sensei's paintings is a way of connecting with the deep martial traditions he teaches. This book is the first in a series to document those paintings.
The book includes essays by the artist and the publisher and an appendix which provides background information for the paintings. Action photos shot at the dojo show the close connection between the paintings and the artist‘s physical training.
The book is in Japanese with English translations. Swiss binding allows the front cover to open completely so a special signature page lays perfectly. The exposed thread-sewn book block lets the book open as fully and as flat as possible so the Sensei's art and the photos can be viewed clearly.
There is also a traditional Japanese book box to beautifully hold the book.
Most Outstanding Design of the Year | 2019 | All book categories
Independent Publisher Book Awards | International competition
Gold Medal | 2019 | Book Design
Indigo Design Award | International competition
Indigo awards page
Specifications for all versions
8.6 x 11.8 in. | 208 pages | Hardback, swiss binding, thread-sewn | 4-color stochastic printing | Printed on 157gsm matt art paper | Printed endpapers | Over 100 color and B&W illustrations
EDITION OF 800
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