What Customers are saying
Dear Akiyo,

I received our certificates and stamps Friday. I am absolutely stunned by the beauty of each item. The certificates are more beautiful then I could have ever imagined. The stamps are absolute works of art.
I could not be more pleased. You have met and exceeded all of my expectations!

It is going to be a great honor to present my students with such beautiful certificates. I know they are going to be well pleased.

I wish to thank you for guiding me through the whole
designing and ordering process. You have been a jewel to work with. I would highly recommend you and your artistry to others.

In the next few weeks, I will once again be contacting you to design a membership certificate and the calligraphy for our new emblem.

Thank you for everything,

Douglas Wilson
The Matsu Kodou Ryu Kempo Karate Association ( WA.)


Hi Akiyo,
I received my Seal this week, and it is very beautiful, I do appreciate the job that you did. I also appreciate the professional Translation that you included. I will certainly share the information about you with my
martial arts friends. I will also let you know when I am ready for a new project such as certificates.

Ron Wallace
Shorin Ryu Karate


Akiyo The seals arrived today. I am speechless, which is hardly a common occurance. Your website does not do your work justice. I am beyond pleased.

Michael Taylor
Northwest Koryukan
( OR.)


Thank you--very nice job. The fire cost me a lot and you brought back sentimental memories. Thank you again.

Dr. Kenneth H. Balliet
Balliet International Karate ( PA. )


I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful work of art. You have done excellent work and I will highly recommend you to all my martial arts friends.
Thank you again.
Mark Kiyabu
KIYADO Martial Arts Dojang ( CA. )


Dear Akiyo,

I just want to tell you how much Glenn loves the seals that you made for him. I took the certificate that you sent and had it framed for him and it turned out red and black linen mats with a gold frame that has a bit of red and black in it...perfect. His students were also very impressed with your work.

Jarill Ristine
Kyusho-Jitsu Kenkyukai
Isshin-Ryu Karate ( NV.)


Hello Akiyo,

Thank you for the certificates and seals. They are most beautiful and I am sure my students will always treasure them as I do. You have gone to great efforts to design them with the simplest of elegance, worked ever so closely with me to fulfill my personal, family and artistic requirements. Creating things of beauty take great patience. My karate family and students thank you.

- Vung Shih Foo
( NY.)

Dear Akiyo-san,

I'm in Atlanta now. I was in the UK yesterday and picked up your parcel.

Woooooow!!!! Those certificates and the seal really look greaaaaat!!! What a good job you've done! I'm very impressed by such a high quality, professional work.

I'm sure that some other martial artists in Belgium will be interested in your products. I will certainly make good publicity for you! If anyone would be interested, I will give your details so that they can contact you. However, in Belgium people speak Flemish (Dutch), French and German. So I might have to help them to place their orders in English. But it will be my pleasure!!!

Thank you very much and I do hope to be able to do business with you again in the very near future ...

Johny Verhetden


I received the seal today. Thank you so very much for your artistry! I
hope generations of Sakurai-ha Kogen Itto Ryu swordsmen will treasure their
Densho signed with your seal. I'll be sure to tell as many people as I can
of your wonderful work.

Donald M. Yehling (Yueh, Hitomo), Ph.D.
Shuseki Shihan
Sakurai-ha Kogen Itto Ryu ( OH.)


I just got the stone. Thank you akiyo! It's perfect...! Thanks again for your help, professionalism and the prompt shipping. It's exactly what i wanted! Feel free to post my comments on your website...I'll be referring
people to you! Thanks again, we'll do business soon!

Jack Griffin ( CO.)


Starting left going right Phillip Johnson-Michael Ellefson-Me(Randy)-Corrie
Ellefson-Cory Hansen holding your lovely certificates. They loved them and so do I. Thank you again -You are an artist.

Randy Bonifay
Mid America Aikido Federation
( TX.)


From: "James Beverly"
To: "Akiyo"
Subject: Wow!
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 15:17:14 -0600

Dear Akiyo -

I received my seal this afternoon and I can not tell you how pleased I am.
I have ordered and discarded other seals in the past because the composition - or the carving - or the translation - or all of the listed - were mediocre at best.
The carving is deep, well executed, and the best that I have personally seen. The composition is well balanced and pleasing to the eye. I love the translation. This seal will remain in my family and will become the possession of my daughter someday.
I will shortly be stamping my book collection and music that I have written.

Thank you again for the excellent work and service.



Good evening Akiyo:

I received the seal yesterday (which is miracle up here, 2days!). I must tell you how wonderful it is! You were right, It is beautiful and it's something that will last long after I'm gone.

I saw the prototype you did for my friend Tyron Crimi and I wish that I had researched mine a bit better. I've been so cautious with money these days, because I don't start working in earnest until around March. None the less, the round stone is something I'm really considering.

For now, put me down as one of your most satisfied customers who will be doing business with you and recommending others do the same, for a long time.

Best always,


Dear Akiyo,

I'm writing to let you know that I received my seal stone set today.
It is very beautiful and the workmanship is fantastic thank you very much for the price break and the great service!

Sincerely, Jon Miller


Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 21:57:12 EDT
Subject: Thank you for the seal stone set!

Dear Akiyo,

I received the three seals in today's mail. They are absolutely stunning & beautiful - a treasure. Thank you for your wonderful work.

Charles Owens


Dear Akiyo,

I'm extremely pleased with my stone seal. It is a real joy to have a beautiful and highly personal work of art.

One question: can I obtain future supplies of the Dragon's Blood ink from you? I suspect this may become a family heirloom.

My best wishes for a happy, healthy, and deservedly prosperous New Year!

Joe Brightman


Subject: Chop Received
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 12:41:49 -0500


I received my personal chop yesterday. It is a beautiful work of art.

Thank you so much.

Sensei Glenn Learnard


Dear Akiyo,

When I arrived home yesterday the seal was waiting for me. It's absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I couldn't be more pleased. Thank you so much for your wonderful work!

Cindy McCaskey




I received the hanko that you made for me a few weeks ago, and I just wanted to thank you, and compliment you on the quality of the craftsmanship. This is the third hanko that I have had made over the years (one of them was made in Japan) and it is the highest quality of the three. Not only is the seal very clear, the hanko itself is a work of art.

Thank you,
Brett A. Denison
Head Instructor--Mizukan Dojo


Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 22:35:07 EST
Subject: Thank you

My name is Biruta Piper and I had ordered a carved stone from you. I wanted to tell you how happy I was with the item when it arrived. It was beautiful.
I didn't make a print with it as it was a gift, but what I did see, I loved.
My friend has already been given this gift as it arrived much earlier than expected, and I was able to give it to her for Hannukah. She loved it, just as I did. Again, thank you very much.

B. Piper