Features of Dual Hanko

various kinds of hanko

Let us tell you about Hanko

Do you have anything personalized with you?
Most of adult Japanese people have their own personarized items with thier names carved in it.
Not only they just have them, but they actually use them as their sign of approbal, and even as their identification.
This caractoristic personalized items of Japan are called Hanko.

Hanko are stamps made from boxwood or other materials with names engraved into them.
In Japan, hanko are used in place of signatures.
When opening bank accounts or getting married, hanko stamps are required to confirm a person's identity.

People in Japan also use them as a hobby or for fun.
Artists stamp a corner of works such as paintings or calligraphy with their hanko instead of a signature, and sometimes ordinary people also stamp the end of letters and books that they own with their hanko as well.
All Japanese adults have their own hanko.

That is why we can say that hanko are one of the items that symbolize Japanese culture.
In fact, hanko are one of the popular souvenirs among tourists from overseas.

Anyone can know the hanko is yours

However, hanko stamps are generally engraved with Japanese kanji, hiragana or katakana.
So most people who cannot understand Japanese do not know whose hanko it is when they look at the imprint.
Also, it might be hard to give hanko engraved with only the English alphabet a Japanese flair.

A big defference between typical Hankos Dual Hanko

Dual Hanko is engraved with both Japanese kanji and the English alphabet, so anyone can know who they belong to.

How to Choose Kanji for your Dual Hanko

Japanese kanji have both a sound and meaning.
First of all, we will choose several kanji that sound similar to the pronunciation of your name.
Then we will select the perfect combination of kanji with good meanings.
Take a look at the samples below!

How to choose Kanji for Dual Hanko.

In Japan, it is widely said that your hanko is like your child, and that a good hanko brings good fortune to its owner.
We recommend Dual Hanko as a memento of your vacation in Japan or a souvenir for family members and friends.

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