“Hanko” and “Inkan”: Japanese Stamps and Personal Seals | Nippon.com


The Halau has a tradition of issuing hanko to its senior Reiki Grandmasters.  But, what are hanko?  If you’ve ever received an official certification of practitioner rank from our school, you will see these red seals affixed at the bottom of the document.

Small, circular or square seals dipped in red ink are used instead of a signature on many documents in Japan, ranging from simple delivery slips to official forms such as bank applications and marriage registrations.

Source: “Hanko” and “Inkan”: Japanese Stamps and Personal Seals | Nippon.com

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