My “Hanko” – Japanese Traditional Name Seal

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Here I celebrate the first use of a my “Hanko” (my name in traditional Japanese Kanji characters.)  This stamp is a gift from my amazing daughter, Jessica who has just returned from a skiing holiday in Japan.

In Japan, “Hanko” can be used in place of a signature to sign documents, contracts and confirm a person’s identity.

I have never been keen on signing my artworks so this “Hanko” is a perfect replacement.

If you are planning to live in Japan you will need to have a “Hanko” made for official documents and personal use.

The portrait is one of Burmese politician, Aung San Suu Kyi, winner 1991 Nobel Peace prize.  She was silenced by house arrest and subsequent detention.



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