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Traditional Japanese signature stamps, made using modern technology in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Traditional Japanese signature stamps, made using modern technology in the Land of the Rising Sun.
343 backers pledged ¥1,099,750 to help bring this project to life.

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Tochigi Prefecture Hankos

Hanko stamps are used in everyday life in Japan for signing important documents. They are a solid material with a carved inscription of your name used to leave an ink stamp on paper.

We specialise in making CNC manufactured, bespoke hanko stamps made in acrylics and wood. We are looking to expand our business and reach globally and intend to do this with a website which we are hoping to fund through this campaign.

If you like Japanese culture and want your own little piece of the land of the rising sun consider backing this campaign.

You can get your own hanko stamp made in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

Thank you for your time.

Risks and challenges

There are several risks involved in this project, our CNC machine, although it is completely reliable and has never let us down, could possibly break down, we do however have access to a back up machine so in the event of this happening we should still be able to fulfil orders on time.

Another risk involved is that the material manufacturers we buy our raw materials from could stop stocking one of the types of acrylics we use, in this circumstance an appropriate replacement material will be sourced.

We have had much experience in manufacturing these hankos so we hope we can overcome any challenges or risks.

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    Pledge ¥250 or more About $2

    どうも(Thanks!)

    doumo! That's a friendly 'thanks' in Japanese! For your help funding at this level you will receive a digital thank you certificate complete with your name written in Katakana Japanese.

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    • Digital thank you certificate with your name in Japanese!
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    Pledge ¥600 or more About $5

    どうもありがとう (Thank you!)

    doumoarigatou! That's a 'Thank you' when you're wanting to be polite! For this level you will receive your name translated into either katakana (e.g. ジョン which means John) with a description of the katakana used or your name in Kanji with a description of the kanji's meanings along with it, printed on a postcard and sent to you to treasure! *note that names translated into kanji are not (in most circumstances) actual Japanese names but are chosen for their nice meanings and similarity in sound to your own name.

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    • Postcard with your name written in either katakana or kanji!
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    Pledge ¥2,000 or more About $18

    ありがとうございます (Thank you so much!)

    arigatougozaimasu! Thank you so much for when you want to be really fancy! You will receive a hanko stamp (usually sold for ¥3000) created using our CNC machine and can contain your name in either katakana or kanji along with an information sheet with a detailed description of the meaning of the kanji or detail of the katakana. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    Pledge ¥2,000 or more About $18

    ありがとうございます (!!WAVE 2!!)

    WAVE 2!! arigatougozaimasu! Thank you so much for when you want to be really fancy! You will receive a hanko stamp (usually sold for ¥3000) created using our CNC machine and can contain your name in either katakana or kanji (*note that names in kanji aren't actual japanese names but are chosen for their similarity in sound and nice meaning) along with an information sheet with a detailed description of the meaning of the kanji or detail of the katakana. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

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    Pledge ¥2,000 or more About $18

    ありがとうございます (!!!WAVE 3!!!)

    WAVE 3!!! arigatougozaimasu! Thank you so much for when you want to be really fancy! You will receive a hanko stamp (usually sold for ¥3000) created using our CNC machine and can contain your name in either katakana or kanji (*note that names in kanji aren't actual japanese names but are chosen for their similarity in sound and nice meaning) along with an information sheet with a detailed description of the meaning of the kanji or detail of the katakana. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood). *please not delivery is expected during October.*

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    Pledge ¥2,000 or more About $18

    ありがとうございます (!!!!WAVE 4!!!!)

    WAVE 4!!!! arigatougozaimasu! Thank you so much for when you want to be really fancy! You will receive a hanko stamp (usually sold for ¥3000) created using our CNC machine and can contain your name in either katakana or kanji (*note that names in kanji aren't actual japanese names but are chosen for their similarity in sound and nice meaning) along with an information sheet with a detailed description of the meaning of the kanji or detail of the katakana. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood). *please note delivery is expected by the end of the year.* (however we're hoping to achieve this much before)

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    Pledge ¥3,500 or more About $32

    どうもありがとうございます! (Thank you so very much!)

    doumoarigatougozaimasu! Thank you so very much *bow* *bow* For this pledge you will receive your own bespoke hanko stamp along with a second hanko stamp for someone you know! Also the personal information sheets. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    Reward no longer available 20 backers
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    Pledge ¥3,500 or more About $32

    どうもありがとうございます! !!Wave 2!!

    doumoarigatougozaimasu! Thank you so very much *bow* *bow* For this pledge you will receive your own bespoke hanko stamp along with a second hanko stamp for someone you know! Also the personal information sheets. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    Reward no longer available 25 backers
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    Pledge ¥3,500 or more About $32

    どうもありがとうございます! !!!Wave 3!!!

    doumoarigatougozaimasu! WAVE 3 Thank you so very much *bow* *bow* For this pledge you will receive your own bespoke hanko stamp along with a second hanko stamp for someone you know! Also the personal information sheets. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

    *Please note* Delivery is expected during October

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    Reward no longer available 25 backers
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    Pledge ¥3,500 or more About $32

    どうもありがとうございます! !!!!Wave 4!!!!

    doumoarigatougozaimasu! WAVE 4 Thank you so very much *bow* *bow* For this pledge you will receive your own bespoke hanko stamp along with a second hanko stamp for someone you know! Also the personal information sheets. The stamps come in one of 5 materials (clear pink acrylic, yellow acrylic, aqua acrylic, coral colored acrylic or wood).

    *Please note* Delivery is expected by the end of the year (however we're hoping to achieve this much before)

    Includes:
    • Your own bespoke hanko stamp, made here in tochigi!
    • A bespoke information sheet with details about your name!
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    60 backers
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Funding period

- (30 days)