Name Customization: Your name can be carved in English characters, katakana, hiragana or kanji. For municipal use (at banks, etc.), we recommend that you provide your name in katakana.
Enter your name in the "Engraving name" section (in the alphabet of your choice, or in English characters only if you cannot type in Japanese characters). After receiving your order, we will send you a confirmation email with customization options within 5 days of order.
Customization options include:
- alter the number of character strokes in your name to maximize the seal’s “luckiness”
- choosing the color of your seal case
- make any additional requests regarding your engraving name
We will then conduct a surname analysis and send you a draft image of your double-ringed custom seal. Because each hanko are unique, please note that it takes about one month to engrave your seal.
Premium Kamakura-bori Hanko
This seal is made from hand-carved Kamakura-bori, a shogun-era lacquerware marked by intricate patterns carved in wood. The carved images are painted to increase their vividity. The craft-wood and gold inset are said to bring good luck. All materials in this seal come from Yamanashi and are blessed at a shrine before assembling. Red calligraphy ink and a gold-framed case with avian and floral designs are included, as well as a certificate of authenticity.