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NINJASTAMP-GET YOUR NEW KANJI NAME!

NINJASTAMP is a smartphone app. It transforms your name into Kanji and delivers a stamp(your name in Kanji is carved) to your home

NINJASTAMP-GET YOUR NEW KANJI NAME!

NINJASTAMP is a smartphone app. It transforms your name into Kanji and delivers a stamp(your name in Kanji is carved) to your home

NZ$ 1,161
pledged of NZ$ 6,000pledged of NZ$ 6,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 19 2014 11:22 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 19, 2014

About

ーWhat you get if you pledge to NINJASTAMP ? ー

1. Your cool Kanji name

 2. A special stamp with your Kanji name carved on

Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqeuM3vo3GU

3. A smartphone app of NINJASTAMP(iOS&Android)

◆How to get your Kanji name

1. Every Kanji character has a meaning. Making your Kanji name means adding a meaning to your name. You can choose from cool and sharp Kanji characters with their meaning that we carefully selected from 500,00 characters..

2.Once you made a Kanji name, you will be able to use it as a design template. You can download it as a data and use it at various situations such as an icon of SNS, making a t-shirt / a sticker and so on. 

3. You can choose from 6 Kanji font styles at the last. Each font creates a unique looking of your stamp.

 ーWhat you get if you pledge?(Japanese Special Stamp)ー

Basic Package
Basic Package
Basic Package
Basic Package

ーJapanese Kanji nameー

Japanese Maiko
Japanese Maiko

 ◆Every Kanji character has a meaning. It’s interesting, isn’t it!?

Kanji is an ideogram and different from Alphabet which is a phonogram.

愛(ai)=(love) 

哀(ai)=(sad)

Even though there is a same reading for these two Kanji, these two have a completely different meaning. Every Kanji has a long history and an interesting story.

In Japan, we have a family name which is same as our parents’ and it may be same in your country. On the other hand, first name is different. We have a unique feature for our first name. Many parents give their children a first name with a heart and a full of hope. It’s not just giving a name. In general, parents entrust their children with the meaning which they give to them.

For example, there is a name “Yuka” which is popular in Japan There are many meanings for the name “Yuka” as follows. 

優 香(Yu ka)   優・・・(sweet-tempered)   花・・・(beautiful flower)

友 香(Yu ka)   友・・・(friendly)   香・・・(smell sweet)

祐華(Yu ka)   祐・・・(protect your dearest)   華・・・(gorgeous)

Kanji meanings are extremely varied.

We would love to give you a wonderful Kanji name through NINJASTAMP and we believe we can. Even if two or more Kanji names have a same reading, the meanings are completely different. Let’s use NINJASTAMP and get your new Kanji name which will be only one in the world.

ーSpecial Japanese culture : Stamp a seal ー

Mt.Fuji
Mt.Fuji

A stamp is made of wood, stone or plastic with your name on it, and it is used to show a responsibility and a proof of its owner by stamping his /her seal on a document such as a business document and a public authorities’ document in Japan. It is common to use a stamp in the situation when you normally sign a document in your country.

These days, a stamp is now necessary for Japanese life. We use it to show our individual identity and responsibility. It is used in our private life and also in the business, such as when you go a big shopping like buying a car or a house, and when an agreement is concluded in a business situation.

A stamp is used from the cradle to the grave; from the day of your birth until the end of your life, so it is sometimes given as a celebration of a birth. It seems everything is the same, but your stamp is only one in the world and it represents yourself.

 ーThe origin of special stamps in Japan ー

◆The History of stamp in Japan
Kinkaku-ji
Kinkaku-ji
 

About 1,000 years ago, some high rank nobles had started to use stamps. A representative stamp called “flower signature” was used in this age. It literally means a flower signature has a beautiful stamp like flowers, and it was used by many representative nobles of the era such as Shogun “Ashikaga Yoshimitsu” who is known as Kinkaku-ji; the golden pavilion in Kyoto, originated as the villa of Yoshimitsu.

◆Sengoku period

About 600 years ago, the world had entered in the era called “Sengoku period” which saw dynamic changes within the country. 

The type of stamps was changing over the time and every military commander had started using a unique and individual stamp.

You can see the strong feeling from the characteristic stamps of the men of the period, such as “Oda Nobunaga” who is famous for 天下布武(personal seal of Oda Nobunaga from 1567 onward) which means to unify the nation by force; to spread military force under the heaven, and also “Date Masamune” who is famous for a character in some games all over the world.

◆Edo period

When the world had entered in the era called “Edo period” which is also known as “The last Samurai period”, the general citizen had started using a stamp gradually. 

It is because the commerce had been developed in the process the world become richer after the disturbances of the war. 

The spread of the stamp culture is the evidence that the society is stable and becoming rich. 

◆Then,now

A stamp has a history of thousands of years and we can see it is very significant and useful to use a stamp especially in Japan. Today, it still plays important roles in Japan. It is used in an important event in our life. When you receive a present from your family living far away, when you buy a house which was your long-cherished dream, when you get engaged, etc.. Because the society has developed and the people live in affluence, we use a stamp. Your stamp is the only stamp in the world which shows yourself. 


◆Do you now feel like you want one ?
 
Japanese Special Stamp
Japanese Special Stamp

 If you pledge "Ninja Stamp", you will get only one special stamp in the world and new personality.

We recommend you to stamp a seal on a letter or a private document because the stamp you made expresses your will strongly.

KANJI culture
KANJI culture

◆Would you like to get an extremely cool and lovely your KANJI  name? 

Recent years, Kanji which has “cool and sharp” characters comes into the fashion as one of Japanese pop cultures. We all Japanese are very happy to see that many people living outside of Japan has been interested in Kanji! However, at the same time, we have been disappointed about misunderstanding☹ We actually heard that you sometimes use Kanji without knowing an essential meaning of the word… No kidding!?

  For example, we see many people wearing T-shirt printed with strange words like 「痔(=hemorrhoids)」 or 「災(=disaster)」. But they are still better than the following words.

 Sometimes we also find out a ambiguous word like「麺(=noodle)」or 「無料精子(=free s*erm)」!! 

Those people show their frumpy dress proudly.

Imagine if a Japanese guy wears a T-shirt which those kind of words printed on「I can be shit, mama」 and walks in your town… Do you get it? 

That’s when the Ninja-Stamp really comes into play. It does not only transform your name into Kanji but also let you know its meaning of the Kanji. It keeps off disaster that you wear dress printed「乳(=boobs)」by mistake. 

ー Let's make your Kanji name then!! ー

◆Firstly, Enter your name into the entry form.(your voice may work as well)

◆Secondly, Select a KANJI

For Example

George Bush

➡上侍風種➡情司仏酒➡譲時風守 etc,etc...

Lady Gaga

➡礼泥賀何 ➡零弟過駕  etc,etc...

織美亜=Olivia 絵魅璃威=Emily 亜弥芸瑠=Abigail 茶風林=Chaplin 照秘会路=Del Piero 刃烙御浜=Barack Obama 

What do you feel if your name is transformed into Kanji funnily? Please don’t worry. We chose 500 kinds of popular, cool, sharp and beautiful Kanji which have wonderful meaning from 500,00 Kanji characters..

If you don’t like the kanji you chose, it is no problem at all. You will have 3 choices of Kanji which have different shapes and different meanings. There are 8 billion of combinations of Kanji name. You will be able to get your new Kanji name and it is literally only one in the world.

It is like a casual baptism to give someone a new kanji name as a present. Therefore, it would be great if you give it to your best friend with your thought.

怜央成鴑照華富璃雄  =Leonardo DiCaprio

 A name of the man "George Bush" will be transformed to this cool Kanji above.

◆Nextly, Confirm the meaning of Kanji

◆At the last, Choose Japanese traditional typography.

Fortunately, you can choose favorite typography in some cool designs, of course the block style, the semi-cursive style(=fluent style) and the cursive style(=quiet and simple style). These font styles used in this apps are what Samurai and Ninja had actually used since long time ago, and those fonts are still used in calligraphy (Shodo) today.

◆You can also use it as a design template.

You can change the typography, color or arrangement, and make various designs.

If you pledge Ninja Stamp, you will be able to get a cool Kanji name and also a stamp that your Kanji name is carved on. You will receive only one special stamp in the world !!

ーThe use of NINJA STAMP(Design template)ー

For the others use we recommend, you can also use it as a template...

 For...

◆Gmail signature or SMS

◆ icon for facebook / twitter

 ◆T-Shirt

◆an easy tattoo (Stamping a seal on your body

◆ Making a sticker and put it on PC

etc,etc


It is like a casual baptism to give someone a new kanji name as a present. Therefore, it would be great if you give it to your best friend with your thought.

ーOur policyー

 All of us were born and raised in Japan. We noticed that we didn't exactly know about our own culture and had grown up with misunderstanding. We took it for granted that we have a rich nature, economically good life, and the culture that are unique and rich in variety.

 One day, our friend from overseas told me that “there are many amazing culture in Japan such as animation, manga(comics), Samurai, and Ninja. I’m so excited every time I see it. How come many Japanese people are not proud of your own culture?” It got to our hearts. 

Our life was surrounded by the wonderful culture and did not notice until these days. A person who taught us the wonderfulness was not our family nor teachers at school, and it was our friend who loves Japanese culture and hamburger from overseas.

 Finally, we have learned to get to speak out sincerely and impressed with the wonderfulness and the originality. Today, we believe that our mission is to let everyone in the world know the wonderful Japanese culture as much as possible.

 We SPWTECH LCC would love to continue development of many products which is a mixture of Japanese culture and the up-to-date technologies.

 NINJASTAMP is the commemorable first time of that. Once we succeeded the project “NINJASTAMP”, we would deliver you more and more wonderful Japanese culture

 ーDeveloper informationー 

Keita YOSHIDA : CEO; takes a charge of design and marketing. He has a great deal of development experiences. 

Akira NAGASHIMA : COO; is a planner of Ninja Stamp and he is a contents director.    

Wataru MURO : CTO; has a wealth of knowledge about the programming (java, objective-C and so on ). Most of our applications has been developed by him.   

 SPWTECH-LLC is a software and app development company with a reputation for outstanding technological capability and rich source of ideas. We always pursue rich user’s experience of moving moment when real and virtual intersect. From Tokyo,Japan.

【Prize or Achievement】
 2014/3 KDDI ∞(mugen)-Labo Seed Accelerator Program *KDDI is a major telecom carrier in Japan 
2014/5 Supported by amazon web service program

 Our website http://spwtech.info

I would like you to love Japan more and more in the wake of Ninja-Stamp!! Thank you very much for reading and we would be grateful if you could give me your love and help!

Risks and challenges

We have already started to work with key suppliers and product development.

We are ready to launch this service shortly.

However, a delay in production or product development may happen, depending on supplier’s pipeline, component availability and lack of resource of developer.

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