In the world of Shodo these stamps are called hanko. They are usually made out of wood or stone. Although in Japanese culture these stamps are used in place of signatures, artists have more freedom when selecting their stamps. For example, artist can use different fonts and shapes whether the hanko is square or round. Also, while traditionally a hanko would be one’s last name or family name, artists can have their pen names, favorite word or phrase carve on their seal and use it to sign their artwork.
If you’re interested in having a hanko and need your name translated into Japanese kanji click on the link below to contact me through Gohitsu Shodo Studio to place your order for name translation. There are many different ways to translate western names into kanji so I’ll work with you to find the translation that best fits you.
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