Friday, September 24, 2010


Before I could sign up for a bank account, sign the apartment lease, or get a cell phone, I had to get one of these. A Hanko is a personal stamp that acts as a signature, and is used on important documents. I just got mine made, it has three Japanese Kanji which spell out my last name- Ri Ga and No, from top to bottom.

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  1. And when you see Japanese art scrolls with different red stampings on them, you realize that these stampings are NOT the artists, but the owners. Everytime the scroll changes hands it gets stamped again.