"Hanko" (meaning stamp in Japanese) has become common after around 1873 in Japan. Nowadays, we use them after our signature in contracts in many scenes in important times in life to show "our conformation".
Therefore, we all have our one and only original stamp, and it is more like a logo mark.
In a digital era like this, that extra effort makes life more colorful and meaningful. That is what we think.
Be in awe of the new material and technology
× Shokunin's craftmanship
perfection of profession
I was born and brought up in Ichikawa Sango, the town of stamps in Yamanashi Prefecture, so I've always been close to stamps. But I never liked them beck then. Traditions and unchanging values are wonderful, yes. But perhaps I felt it more like I am forced to not touch any of it when I was young.
Now, everything is different.
Everything becoming digitalized and stamps having less meaning and purpose than before made me realize there are so many things we can still do.
Here at Harada Shokodo, there are 'Shokunin' craftsmen who handcraft stamps, manufacturer that make materials, and connect to retailers who sell them.
The priceless joy that come up when I imagine customers happy has always been my passion since I've took over the business. There are no limits to express gratitude. Same as to the opportunities of stamps I think.
I'll kept saying "Keep challenging!" to myself until everyone in Japan, and the world will start to say "Thanks to you I've become a fan of stamps!".
What kind of products do you have?
We have all sorts of products related to stamps, from Business to Personal use. Let us know what you are looking for!
Can you fix stamps that I already have? Can I also check beforehand?
Yes, of course! Pricing for redos will depend on the material and situation so please contact us anytime.
Are you open on Weekends/Holidays?
If you make reservations, we can be ready for you. Please contact us.
Are credit cards available at the store?
Yes, of course you can! VISA, Mastercard, AmericanExpress, JCB, DinersClub, DISCOVER is available at the moment.
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