Thursday, February 24, 2011

About The Japanese Way of the Artist

H. E. Davey combines a remarkable technical facility in the Japanese art of the brush with a deep understanding of its spiritual profundities. His book offers a marvelous practical introduction to Japanese calligraphy as well as insights into the essence of this art. It is a unique and fascinating presentation of a little-known art of self-cultivation.--Dave Lowry, author of Sword and Brush

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

An Review of Japanese Yoga

5.0 out of 5 stars
Much more than yoga
December 30, 2010

By David Orman

If you are interested in anything Japanese, this is one of those books that you will find yourself reading multiple times. . . and still learning per each read.

When I first read the title, I anticipated teaching on stretching and perhaps breathing and other elements associated with traditional yoga, albeit from a Japanese perspective. This book does include these aspects but so much more. From visualization to Shodo and a dozen other topics in between, this book covers more of a lifestyle vs. a how-to-do-yoga.

I found it extremely helpful and would highly recommend it.

Monday, February 14, 2011


The Sennin Foundation Center will be closed on February 21. We hope everyone has a nice holiday.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather. ~Martha Graham

The founder of Shin-shin-toitsu-do (Japanese yoga) also taught that the body reflects the mind, and that physical training can help us understand and develop concentration, willpower, a positive attitude, and other mental qualities. Learn more by reading Japanese Yoga by H. E. Davey, Sennin Foundation Director.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hashimoto Tetsuichi

This is a recent photo of Hashimoto Tetsuichi Sensei, Sennin Foundation Senior Advisor. Hashimoto Sensei is a direct student of the founder of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, a system of Japanese yoga and meditation taught at the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts in California. Hashimoto Sensei holds the highest teaching certification in this art.

Hashimoto Sensei is over 80 now, and he is one of the teachers of H. E. Davey Sensei, Sennin Foundation Director and author of Japanese Yoga. This picture was taken at his home in Tokyo by his son Hashimoto Koji, also a friend and supporter of our dojo as well as a teacher of Japanese yoga.