How to select shape
You can choose your favorite shape depending on your tastes.
In Japan, the round type is mainly used for personal and official applications, while the square type is mainly used by companies and artists.
Kanji Characters: Gyosyo, Insoufu or Koin, Alphabet Characters: Gabriola or Edwardian Script.
① Gyosyo (Calligraphy way) The Most popular in Japan for Hanko.
② Insoufu (Mudra manner) Hand style old traditional writing way from deep Japan.
③ Koin (Traditional way) Highly readable and difficult to copy. Commonly used for important seals in Japan.
④ Gabriola (Simple way)
⑤ Edwardian Script (Calligraphy way)
Recommended for those who are looking for souvenirs or gifts for multiple peoples.
② Black Horn
Recommended as a gift for yourself or someone close to you. In Japan, it is especially favored and used by many men.
③ White Horn
Upper Japanese standard
Recommended as a gift for yourself or someone close to you. In Japan, it is especially favored and used by many women.
Recommended as a special gift for yourself or someone close to you. It is extremely durable and can be used lifetime.
Ex. 桜 ＝ Cherry blossoms
You can choose which characters to put on your Hanko: For example, your name, company name or favorite word.
For each sound we prepared different possible kanjis for you.
So, please create your original name fitting with who you are, as a real Japanese.
This is our first example:
Tom could be「 to」 兎 (Rabbit) + 「mu」 夢 (Dream) which can be translate as:
The dreaming rabbit, The rabbit of your dream, or even a deeper meaning like "Jumping into your dreams and realize your destiny" etc.
It’s time to think like a real Japanese, and to see more than just « words » but the poetry life offers you.
If your name is Sara, you can choose your favorite Kanji by yourself:
Check「sa」and 「ra」from our chart following your tastes, and the meaning you want to create with your name.