In our shop, the first generation Yasusuke Tamaru has been protecting the store for 100 years since its founding, including the first generation Yasusuke Tamaru Yasusuke in Nijoji -cho, Kyoto.
At the time of its founding, I was doing business as a general store, but after that, I worked as a seal specializing in the stamps in the downtown area of Kyoto, focusing on seals, focusing on seals. 。
At the time of the second generation of Yuki Tadamaru, including "Tengaku" of "Kikusui Hoko of the Gion Festival"Stone monuments and Tenraku are also available at "Hieizan Enryakuji" and "Yasaka Shrine"It has contributed to Kyoto's cultural development, such as donating.
Along with these activities, the children in the neighborhood seemed to have carried out portraits such as "Macchan, the second generation (Matsunosuke Onoe)" on the rubber. The times were so popular that they could be lined up early in the morning because they could carve and bring home "Hanko" by Japan's first movie star Ogami Matsusuke, while photographs were not yet widespread.
This is today we make"Kyoto Ufufu Stamp"Originhave become.
Nowadays, I use machines to make handmade, but at that time they were all carved by hand.
The specialty of the "Kyoto Ufufu Stamp" is our shop "Hanko", and this stamp is "" "It is a stamp made by "Hankoya"]. This can be paraphrased as the basic technology used in stamp production is designed and produced based on the technology of engraving "characters".
Specifically, instead of inspiring from the viewpoint of "drawing a picture", the design is configured from the perspective of "combining a line" like a kanji.
This point creates a difference in the final finish.
Our stamp design is made with a focus on the quality of the line.
Most of more than 3000 kinds of Kyoto Ufufu Stamp are designed designed in our shop.
Why are you so particular about writing down?
It's the final product"Hanko" instead of illustrationsThat's why.
"Hanko" means that it is not "seen" but is "pushed (used)", so it is necessary to configure the line based on this end point.
Therefore, in addition to the intention of the design, "" ""Well -balanced"and"Draw with a line type suitable for stamps"
These "commitment" is in the completed stamp"Beauty of the line"I will be directly connected to.
Customers have praised the "Hanko" of Tamamaru Inobo's "Hanko". "
Until now, we have received opinions from ourselves about what we are in trouble when the customer is stamped, and has been incorporated into manufacturing.
Especially as many voices
・ "The ink is faint and the seal is not beautiful"
・ "Hand hurts when pressing, so if you press a lot, you will get tired."
・ "Ink will be attached to unnecessary parts (such as rubber frames)"
The voice is ...
Therefore, our shop has taken the following measures regarding these problems.
Since it is the core of our stamp manufacturing, we can not describe it in detail, but we are making it with a focus on the irregularities on the rubber surface. By this"Ink cut" is goodYou can press the stamp with a light force.
I think that this uneven technology is the part of the technology that has been carved thousands or tens of thousands of seals as a "stamp shop".
When pressing a stamp, the square rootstock will bite into your hand. In order to prevent this, our shop has cut off the four corners of the handle in advance.
It is a plain point, but if you try it, you will notice that the pressing comfort is quite different.
Actually, here, employeesEach one is hand -cut。 So it's not exactly the same, but the shape is slightly different. For a colon formHandling warmthI'm full.
When you press the stamp, have you ever experienced that the parts that have nothing to do with the stamp design have been attached to the paper?
In order to prevent this, in advance, the parts that are unnecessary for the stamp design are in advance."Cut in advance"doing. This means that only the part you really need is ink and you can press it neatly.
Actually, thisCut by hand one by oneI'm doing it.
As mentioned earlier, in this era we also in the manufacturing process of "Hanko".Dare to leave the manual work processI am.
To be honest, if you pursue only efficiency, you can make a large amount quickly using a machine in the whole process.
On the other hand, in terms of quality and design,"Lost part"or"The part to give up"Will come out.
For those who are involved in traditional crafts, art arts, and even educational fields, you may be able to understand the merit created by this efficiency and uniformization.
When "manufacturing" is a live business, it is always time to review the manufacturing method.
At this time, we always try to return to our own questions.
"Who reaches this product, how it is used, and how it is useful?"
As a result of this self -question, we use a method that intervenes human hands in the manufacturing process and remains handmade in the product.
This is because many people can understand the goodness of what is carefully made one by one.
And this commitment is progressingIn the digital society, it will be even more importantI am convinced. I would like to cherish the feelings (waves and grains) transmitted from the "hands" to "things".
In the age of the peace, the world has changed dramatically, and the form of work is changing dramatically.
In these days, we are working hard every day to keep pace with pole, but to protect, study, and connect the technologies related to sculptures that are the core of themselves. I want to.
We look forward to your continued support of Tamamaru India.
Tanamaru Inden 5th generation Taku Tadamaru