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.
Centennial Tsuge Tree Hanko
This handcrafted seal is made from Japanese boxwood, or tsuge, known for its prominent grain and vibrant yellow color. Tsuge has been used to construct combs and other objects since antiquity. 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 floral and wave designs are included, as well as a certificate of authenticity.