The Kamakura Hanko Difference
A craftsman with a national skill qualification will carefully engrave your Hanko seal. Kamakura Hanko offers a truly unique service. All production processes are handled in-house, including character entry, rough engraving, finishing, stamping and certificate creation. Your name can also be stylized to create an auspicious design – said to improve chances in love, business, and other areas in life.
What Is a Hanko, Anyway?
A hanko is, in short, a seal that is used in place of signatures on official documents, and range from cheap, mass-produced plastic items to ornate, handcrafted works of art. Hanko vs Inkan — Inkan is technically the word for the red mark created by the hanko, but the two terms are often used interchangeably.
Types of hanko
Here is a breakdown of the most common uses for personal hanko:
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There are also YUIN stamps that can be used for fun. These are great for souvenirs and gifts.
Martial Arts Dojos
Dojos throughout the world, including judo, karate, aikido, kendo, etc., use our hanko for their official certification.
Japanese restaurants – sushi bars, ramen, etc. – throughout the world use our hanko for their official certification.
The hanko signature is perfect for artwork created by illustrators, calligraphers, painters, photographers, shodo artists, ceramics artists, etc.