Tuesday, August 13, 2013

(367) Stamps

That the Japanese do not sign but stamp using a small read stamp called “hanko” (判子) is rather well known (?) The shop in the picture is part of a big chain making hanko in one hour; the logo-mascot evokes images of the old TV series “Mito Komon” (水戸黄門), a samurai show bad enough to last 42 years.  

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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