What are Japanese hanko stamps? Inside the curious history and tradition of Japanese name stamps (and why you’ll want one of your own!)

Did you know that instead of signing important documents, people in Japan will typically stamp them with their hanko/inkan – their personal seal? Although Japan is famously recognized as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, contemporary Japanese society still incorporates many traditional elements. Follow along as we dig into the curious history of hanko stamps – and even share where you can get your own!