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Hatsumi Shinobi Painting


Acrylic on Canvas, December 2018

Japanese Martial Arts Print by Clay Roueche

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Pictured in this esteemed art print is Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the 34th soke (grandmaster) of Togakure ryu ninjutsu. He is posed in one of the 9 spiritual hand seals of the kuji kuri tradition, which are also used in esoteric religious practices in Japan.

Dr Masaaki Hatsumi PortraitThe Japanese kanji characters in the top right corner of this print represent the term shinobi, known as the shadow warriors of ancient Japan, making this art print a powerful martial arts portrait for your home or office.

Dr. Hatsumi’s teacher was Toshitsugu Takamatsu (1887-1972) the 33rd soke of Togakure ryu. Soke Takamatsu was a master of skills from 9 different schools of martial arts. He specialized in taijutsu which is ninjutsu’s form of hand to hand combat. He traveled to China where he proved his skills, becoming bodyguard to China’s… Continue reading