Red Name Pen with Stamp

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Designer Naoto Fukasawa
Manufacturer Shachihata
Country Japan
Date 2008
Material Lacquered Metel, Black Ink Pen, Red Ink Stamp
Dimensions 4 1/2" x 5/8"
Hanko are personal seals used by the Japanese in place of signatures for all formal transactions, be they business or private. Shachihata, a company with nearly one hundred years experience in producing stamps and stamping materials, recently collaborated with renowned industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa in creating a pen with integrated name stamp that synthesizes the designer’s refined, minimalist approach.

The Japanese hanko system has existed for centuries. Imported from mainland China in the first century, hanko were initially used by emperors and noblemen as a symbol of authority. In the Middle Ages, the system was adopted by samurai, who were granted exclusive usage of red ink for their seals. In the late 1800s, modernization allowed for the widespread adoption of hanko by Japanese society and today, individuals can special order or purchase readymade hanko at specialty shops throughout the country.