- For foreigners -

In our store, we provide a service to make the name of a foreigner a "hanko".
In our shop there is a service to make traveler's name as a stamp in a short time.

The feature is that the name of the foreigner is converted to Japanese (Japanese name).
It is characteristic to translate traveler's name to Japanese.

The name stamp of the Japanese name is one of the most famous cultures in Japan, so i think it will be a good souvenir to remember about my trip to Japan.
Be the stamp of the name translated into Japanese name is a representative culture of Japan, it brings back memories of the trip of Japan.

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(Japanese translation)
- Let's make a seal of kanji with your name on it as a souvenir ~

There is a seal as a representative of the Chinese character culture.
Because the seal is used especially in Japan instead of the signature, one in japanese has it.

Here, Tamaru Inbo is gaining popularity by making a seal representing the names of foreigners in Chinese characters for foreign tourists.

For exampleTom.is "Tomu".
With sound"ToThe Chinese character "The capital that represents"Cityhas the meaning of"MThe Chinese character of "Dream"DreamThe character with the meaning of is chosen.

I am glad to take advantage of the characteristic of the Chinese character which is the idean character like this, and to choose a meaningful word.
Tom.AndMaria.In the case of a lot of names in general, so why not go to look for your name because it is lined with things made in advance.
Also, even if you don't have your own name there, if you tell the staff your name, you can write and carve it on the spot.

The time spent is small.30It's about a minute, so it's perfect for souvenirs. Because it is a special commemoration, it is recommended to buy a set of red meat and a special case.


(Japanese translation)
Japanese Seal

Japanese hanko plays the same role as the western sign, similar to the wax seals of old Europe.
Originating from the ancient Middle East, is a way to identify personal property.
The method eventually spread to Europe and Asia as a custom of stamping marks to identify individuals.
The custom is called "Hanko" in Japan today, and it is widely used.

In the eighth century, officials began using the hanko in official documents for approval.
Officials and warriors also have a long history of using "hanko" to identify business and property.
Since the Edo period (1603-1868), the use of "hanko" has spread to merchants and farmers.

Today, "hanko" is used for everything from signing parcels to opening bank accounts.
The materials of "Hanko" range from ivory to wood and plastic.
When you press ink on the bottom of the "hanko", the name of the person or organization is marked as a sign on the document.

There are two types of "hanko".
It is a cheap, ready-made one and a special one made by ordering it (real seal).
Ready-made "hanko" is used for casual occasions such as signing parcels.
On the other hand, special "hanko" is used only at more important occasions, such as when buying a car or a house.
In addition, many "hanko" are made only by the last name.
As can be seen in traditional Japanese culture, last names are often used instead of surnames.
。 However, a special "hanko" may include both a last name and a last name to make it more secure in a formal situation.

Foreigners who do not use Kanji will use katakana instead because there are no directly translated names into kanji.
Katakana is a form of text (phonetic character) in which each character represents a specific pronunciation, and is part of the general japanese notation system, along with kanji and hiragana.

There are several shops in Kyoto where tourists can make their own "hanko".
"Hanko", which translates names into katakana and tablesounds and combines them with "cute" Japanese, will surely remind you of your wonderful trip to Japan!

Information (Sales Information)

【Production time】Production time

The time required to make "Hanko" varies from store to store.
The time required to produce "hanko" varies from store to store.


production time: 30 minutes shortest
(Production time: minimum from 30 minutes)
We're open every day from 10 to 20.
Tel: 0752212496


production time : about 3 days
(Production time: about 3 days)
We're open every day from 10 to 18.
Tel: 0752310965

[Price (product price) ]

price : 2,500 yen ~
The price of the product will change depending on the material to be sculpted. It starts at 2,500 yen with the cheapest one.


Why don't you experience Japanese culture at a long-established hankoya that lasts for 100 years?
Why don't you experience Japanese culture at a 100 year old hanko shop?

Please come by all means. We look forward to seeing you.
We look forward to your visit