Until 31 December
- Dates 23 January 2019, 12:00AM - 31 December 2019, 11:59PM
- Fees Free
Hanko (or Inkan) is the personalized name seal used in Japan in lieu of signatures.
Hanko date back to 5500 B.C., when people in the Middle East began engraving their personal symbols on stones, shells and clay and leaving impressions to identify property as their own. Hanko use first spread to Europe, and then Asia.Hanko have been employed by high officials and samurai for most of Japan's recorded history and were already common among merchants and farmers by the Edo Period (1603-1868).The modern hanko system was codified during the Meiji Era (1868-1912) in the early 1870s, when legislation was passed requiring people to register their hanko and use them on important documents.A hanko personal seal is a necessary item for most adults in Japan which is the same role as a signature in the West.
Until 31 December
- Dates 22 November 2017, 12:00AM - 31 December 2019, 11:59PM
- Fees 1,980JPY (including tax)
Handmade Traditional Japanese signature seal experience. You can experience a handmade seal.
You can learn Japanese seal culture. Create your original Japanese NAME.
Kamakura Hanko cooperated with the NPO in Kamakura City and released a new HANKO workshop and HANKO goods for foreigners.
HANKO culture is the only world in Japan and has a very long history. HANKO is a personal seal which has the same legal status as the Western signature. In Japan, people do not sign. They use stamps. They are called Han or Hanko, and every individual in Japan has one.
So far workshops and products got a very high satisfaction level of over 95% from foreign tourists. New workshops and products will be improved by customer consultation at NPO in Kamakura City and more foreign tourists can enjoy. Tourists can know not only the services and goods but also Japanese culture deeply. Our shop is most suitable for memories of Japan. Many foreigners visit our shop.
Our workshop can make handmade HANKO in one hour. We will translate your last name into Kanji characters and create a Hanko that is just like the one people in Japan use. Hanko is usually made of wood, stone, or ivory and is engraved with the family name. It is stamped on the paper in red ink.
Handmade Japanese seal experience（外国人向け体験）
Handmade Traditional Japanese signature seal experience. Japanese Seal for you! Create your original Japanese NAME.
* until the limit per day set for 2 people
*Material costs separately. It will be from 980yen.
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Handmade HANKO seal experience
Until 31 July
- Dates 26 June 2018, 12:00AM - 31 July 2018, 11:59PM
The origin of the Japanese signature is the system of signs used in the Chinese office. In Japan, Kamakura spread in the Kamakura period (around 1300 AD) where Kamakura was the center of politics. In modern times, as a sign to prove individuals, the custom of pushing Japanese signature has settled.
The Japanese signature of "Kamakura Hanko" is a special item made in Kamakura that has a close relationship with the history of Japanese signature.Japanese signature is best for Kamakura souvenir.
Until 7 September
- Dates 8 August 2018, 12:00AM - 7 September 2018, 11:59PM
"INKAN"is used by all Japanese people at the milestones of their lives. It is like a symbol of that person.
In Japan, when submitting a birth registration, when making a bank account, when you purchase a house or a car, establish a company, become a joint guarantor, when you submit a death notification, from cradle to the grave until the grave I will use "INKAN" in the important aspect of. For Japanese people, "INKAN" recognizes itself as a proof, self, divorce, substitution, amulet.
Sign culture is the mainstream in the world "INKAN" is a unique culture of Japan. The culture of "INKAN" attracts many foreigners and is very pleased with foreign tourists as a compact and auspicious Japanese souvenir.
Kamakura is a place that spread "INKAN" culture in Japan, and foreigners purchasing "INKAN" as a souvenir of Kamakura are increasing every year.
Chapter 2 on "Kamakura and Hanko" (planned)
Until 8 October
- Dates 7 September 2018, 12:00AM - 8 October 2018, 11:59PM
In the Kamakura period of Yoritomo, the seal culture spreads further.Japan-Sung trade with China, document issuance between samurai and samurai, trading of common people etc.
"Seal, flower push, thumbprint, nail stamp" was used in the place of Kamakura.In addition, the shrine of the Kamakura shrine or temple which is said to have benefit "the red seal"
"Kimono, collection book seal" etc. used for Kamakura fumashi's work.Kamakura is also a place where seal seal culture has developed.
"Kamakura", the city where the samurai regime was born for the first time, is a town where you can enjoy the history, culture and nature of about a thousand years.
Yorito destroyed Heike in the battle of Genpei, became the Shogun general, and opened the shogunate in Kamakura
In addition, Yoritomo and Hojo Masako are said to be good friends with their husband and wife, it is also a place where many people visit and receive power, and it is said that not only couples husband satisfaction, good marriage, kids, winning games, jobs, health Gods live It is.
The seal of our shop uses the material we prayed at the historic shrine which is said to be the guardian deity of such Kamakura shogunate.
Kamakura Hanko prays at a shrine representing Kamakura and sculpts each one carefully, so it will be a good lucky substitute for amulets.
Until 31 December
- Dates 12 October 2018, 12:00AM - 31 December 2018, 11:59PM
"Kamakura" seal stamp specialty store ~ Kamakura Hanko ~
Our shop opened in the first generation in 1951, and the second generation opened in Kansai and founded nearly 70 years. The third generation also inherited its will and opened at the place of seal impression propagation "Kamakura". Our store cherishes being able to be pleased when the customer receives the goods. In "Kamakura" where the stamp culture spreads to Japan, our shop carefully carved one by one carefully in the shop from the customer's name and hopeful fortune sticking to fortune-telling. Materials carefully selected from more than 30 types of quality from Yamanashi Prefecture Rokugo which is the best production place in Japan. In addition, "Month Nosumu typeface" that lasts three generations is characterized by elegant and beautiful flowing strokes. Especially it is an auspicious seal that increases the luck of successful luck, family luck, affectionate luck, health luck, game of luck, money luck and so on.
Until 18 January
- Dates 2 November 2018, 12:00AM - 18 January 2019, 11:59PM
- Event Details In Kamakura, "Mark of the recommendation tag" used for collecting funds for building temple shrines and temples and temples carved from stone, "seal of talcum pattern" were excavated. In addition, They used a seal in the process of making excavated lacquerware in the Middle Ages. Samurais came to use flower pens as stamps due to the rapid increase in document issuance. When judging whether the document is genuine or fake, it is important evidence as well as obtaining political credibility by comparing "flower push" against it. As mentioned above, samurai began using flower stamps. In Kamakura, the proof culture as evidence such as "flower push, seal, thumbprint, nail sticker, book collection seal, baked seal" spread more.
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