Karate Masters Portrait Project, On the bookshelf, Photography
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On the bookshelf – Okinawa Karate Timeline & 100 Masters

Okinawa Karate Timeline & 100 Masters by Hokama Tetsuhiro

Okinawa Karate Timeline & 100 Masters by Hokama Tetsuhiro

Hokama-sensei, one of the karate masters I shot a few months ago asked if he could use some of the portraits of him in the latest printing of his book on karate. The book is actually two books combined, the first part is a history of Okinawa karate, the second part is biographies of 100 karate masters. It has been translated into English and is available for 3,000 yen at either the Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum in Nishihara or at the Dojo Bar in Naha.

Unfortunately Hokama sensei wasn’t aware that the karate portraits I’d posted on the web, were not the full resolution images. This means that my photos in the book are a little pixelated and watermarked, but we’ll sort out things for the next print run.

Hokama-sensei, however, was delighted with how it came out, and I now have my own signed copy for the bookshelf. Osu.

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