There was a order of seal from a woman who teaches the psychology astrology.

It is a seal for pushing the receipt. It is not recognized as a formal receipt seal is not pressed in Japan.

Its trade name is nico. Why was named nico?
I imagine the name of the star or the terms of astrology. 
However, it was the nickname of the woman. 
When I knew it, I was missing the power:D

Nico leads to smile in Japanese. 
So I carved a seal that appears to smile.


Beginning of 2014

"TodoInsho" began operations from January 4.
As soon as there was a seal of the order by opening.
As far as thankful.

I will move the wings reservoir the force received from my customers.
And I will open the door to a new world.
I've been pounding in anticipation.


Pen and square and waves

There is a way to technique as when to carve a seal character plus motif, change the motif of a part of a character.

To pen a diagonal line this time,
Square in the mouth part, I have to wave the up part.

By experience, some form or apply to a part of a character, you've got to understand.
It is a technique idea is important.

It is the result of listening to the self-indulgence of our customers:D


Coverage of the newspaper in Singapore

I made HANKO for Japanese expatriates's newspaper of Singapore.
I was asked to interview for the seal in your edge it.

Here is the link to the article of The Straits Times.


Souvenir Japanese-style

As one of the souvenir of Japan, I suggest Japanese Kanji stamp.
Kanji stamp is 420 yen per one.
Pronunciation and meaning of Kanji. Wrote in English.
It is in an oriental atmosphere you press on the card Kanji stamp.

This one is a rubber stamp of the address I created in the original. Price is higher.:D


2.All roads lead to Inso-tai

Inso-tai is the face of Japan's own to be used only HANKO.
It is a typeface which is to be placed in a full circle letter , contact the character in the frame of HANKO in the direction of eight .
There is a sense in each of eight directions , by character and frame are in contact ,
It is said that part of the omen is good .
In addition , HANKO of Inso-tai carved by hand is difficult to counterfeit .
Currently , Inso-tai is mainstream HANKO to make to order in Japan .

There is no dictionary of Inso-tai.
Because there is no dictionary , it is easy to put out the personality of the artist carved HANKO ,
It is easy to understand for a person of ordinary difference HANKO hand-carved and machine carved .

It is common on the basis of the Tensho, will stretch the character .
What typefaces in the base , I can to Inso-tai.
I've included in Inso-tai the same Chinese characters based on various typefaces .
All roads lead to Inso-tai. : D
Arrangement of Inso-tai are endless .As can be seen by one of the HANKO is all different ,I can get carving HANKO.


1.Typeface used for HANKO

Typeface  used in HANKO traditionally , are limited.
For example , HANKO do not make in the Gothic and Mincho .
Broadly speaking the font to be used , is a 6- type Tensho, Reisho, Kaisho, Gyousou, Koin, and Insou-tai.

It comes from the history of Chinese characters in China .
By Qin Shi Huang who built the Great Wall , Shoten (Tensho to roughly divided ) was compiled .

Reisho you easier to read and write the Shoten was born in that era .

Shoten , go form that is easy to carve stone , to Inten.

Kaisho was born on the basis of the Reisho. Gyosho was born on the basis of the reisho.

And , I thought that it was seen Reisho that has passed into Japan , it was carved to each other metals from missing , that there is a taste in it.
Japan's unique typeface that Koin was born.

I wrote the Chinese characters some typefaces, respectively.
Next time , it is about the unique Japanese Inso-tai.