name seals

the boy subscribes to a newsletter that is mostly about coding, but sometimes also includes random interesting links. last week, it linked to this video about name seals in japan, which i found fascinating:

i had no idea that they’re still so commonly used in japan these days, as that definitely did not seem to be the case in china. watching the video made me want to go and play with my own name seal, carved 10 years ago in shanghai, by a street vendor. it’s not super legible… but it is unique and mine!


one comment to “name seals”

  • Teresa says:

    Aww! I was in Japan some weeks ago and I saw a lot of these. Unfortunately, I did not get any, but I loved them. They are super popular there :)

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