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Design Your Own Hanko Name Seal

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What to Expect
1. Learn the history and culture of the Japanese hanko name seal.

2. Design: Choose the type of hanko you would like to make (Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji) and choose a font. We will help you write your name in Japanese using characters which describe your personality.

3. Material: We will carve your names on acrylic. You can choose the color you like. (Gemstones, horn, and wood available at extra cost)

4. Choose the color of the case.

5. Choose a pickup time (you can pick up anytime in the afternoon on the day of the experience.)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kamakura seal shop Souvenir shop, 5-6 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa 248-0012, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Japanese Seal
  • Seal Carrying Case
  • Material Fee
  • Engraving Fee (Up to 3 letters)
  • Original Pouch for Your Hanko
  • Shipping - only if you request shipping instead of picking it up.
  • Material Fee - If you choose horn, wood or gemstone
  • Case Fee - If you choose a different case than our standard one.
  • Engraving Fee (If you choose more than 3 letters)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

We really enjoyed this tour. The shop owner was very knowledgeable and though he said his English was not very good, we felt he did a great job. Our Hanko seals turned out beautifully!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alyssa S
OnAir826291, General Manager at Kamakura Mind, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

Thank you for participating in the tour. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed designing your Hanko! Mr. Tsukino will be thrilled to hear that. He regretted that he slipped his mind to take a picture!

Reviewed 4 May 2019

I was born in Japan but moved when I was young and I am half but I get a lot of upsetting comments or not so welcoming adventures when I try to learn more about my culture. I loved that it wasn't just making the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Noona07
OnAir826291, Manager at Kamakura Mind, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2019

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the time learning and designing! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

You think you know who you are from your experiences and modes of identity but how do you demonstrate your authenticity and authority? How do you indicate the proof of your identity to open a bank account? In America, you use a signature as proof...More

1  Thank W895XGdavids
Reviewed 21 April 2019

I had never heard of hanko or their use till I took this workshop. We met in the small hanko store where the proprietor explained the use and design of hanko, The store was lined with hanko and their cases and photos of famous people...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Willie S
Reviewed 20 April 2019

We spent about 15 minutes in the morning learning about the history of hanko name seals from the proprietor of Kamakura Hanko, who is a third-generation seal maker. Then we picked out japanese characters to represent our names. There were a lot of options for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank alexandersW6389HM
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  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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