Do you know what a ‘hanko’ is?
In Japan, a signature stamp / name seal is still used in everyday life. These are commonly known as ‘hanko’.
For example, when parcels/packages are received, Japanese would use hanko to stamp on the receipt. They can sign too but commonly still use hanko.
If you live in Japan, you will find it fairly useful to have one. It makes a cute souvenir too!
So where do you get one?
If you have a common Japanese name, you can find cheap ones in stationery stores or even Daiso!
If you do not, then you will need to find a store that would carve it for you. Typically they cost around 2000+ yen.
But what if you didn’t want to spend too much? And you want it immediately? Well, you can use a vending machine that carve ‘hanko’ for you!