Hanko - Name Seal (Japan)

by j4p4n - uploaded on July 17, 2013, 9:21 am

Here in Japan there is a tradition to stamp things with a little red seal. No no no, not the animal! A stamp. No no no, not for the post office! A little mark with ink, to make it official. Like a signature in the West. This can be called (among other things depending on it's use!) hanko, or inkan. Apparently the Chinese call it yìnjiàn or something. None the less it's pretty cool, right? However, in my quest to fill in all the missing clipart gaps here at Openclipart, I noticed we didn't seem to have any clipart for an inkan name stamp thing. (If any literate person makes a 'this is *my* hanko' pun, I will groan!) So I made this with my bear hands. I'm a bear?! I mean, my bare hands. For you. And the future. Enjoy!

Japan culture hanko ink inkan red seal sign stamp 印鑑 印鉴 判子 인감
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