‘Hasu’ is Japanese for The Lotus flower.
When Nine Circles (suppliers of classical Japanese martial arts equipment) were looking for a name for their range of sword bags they settled on Hasu reflecting the special connotations to the Buddhist and Shinto philosophies and the martial arts.
The lotus is considered symbolic of enlightenment as it starts deep within the mud and in time grown through the mud, up through the water and finally up onto the surface where it produces the most beautiful flower.
The logo is obviously a lotus flower, but built up of many petals to symbolise the multi facets of buddhism. The smaller logo is the kanji for Hasu and it designed to be the ‘pull’ on the sword bag zips.
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