COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.
Photo: PR Times
new products

Personalised Rilakkuma hanko lets you stamp documents with San-X’s signature cuteness

4 Comments
By Jess, grape Japan

You may be used to signing your name at the end of an important document, but in Japan everyone is expected to have a name stamp, called a hanko or inkan, to sign off on things like contracts and forms. Although the country’s famous hanko system has come under scrutiny recently for being a bit of a roadblock to remote working, the stamping over signing culture will surely not die out completely any time soon.

Especially recently, a whole host of novelty hanko stamps have become available, featuring customisable designs and beloved characters such as Pokemon and Hello Kitty. You may want to refrain from utilizing these stamps for serious documents and contracts, but they are officially recognized by various Japanese banks and post offices (full list can be found online).

main-555.jpg

For the cutest hanko design possible, another popular Sanrio character has been incorporated into the available options. The stars of this sweet lineup are Rilakkuma, the chilled out bear, his bear comrades Korilakkuma and Chairoiguma, and his cute chick friend Kiiroitori.

sub3-280.jpg

There’s twenty designs to choose from with space for your name (or some element of your name if you’ve got a long one).

sub1-318.jpg

You can also choose from the wooden type hanko, or the handy self-inking one.

character-hanko-rilakkuma-sanrio.png
Photo: PR Times

This lineup of stamp designs will be released from May 20, but if you’re a Rilakkuma lover desperate to get your hands on an adorable hanko, you can preorder online now.

Source: PR Times

Read more stories from grape Japan.

-- Raise your own Demon Slayer with Kimetsu no Yaiba Tamagotchi from Bandai

-- Top “cafe at home” dishes according to Japanese Instagenic analysis website Snaplace

-- “Kusunohana Flavored Spirits 75” made with rice and lemons can also be used as a sanitizer

© grape Japan

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

4 Comments
Login to comment

Stop that already!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Landfill.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Very dangerous item, my Kitaoka hanko was used on a document that I did not know even exists until 3 friends informed me, in 2018 December, it was used in June 2018. This Kitaoka hanko, fortunately was give to me by my husband to play with , I entrusted it to the Japanese accountant of my co-establised company with my husband best friend out of trust. Then, it was used on a Japanese document. NEVER NEVER NEVER make hanko, the Chinese got rid of this habbit at the era of the last emperor.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"For the cutest hanko design possible, another popular Sanrio character has been incorporated into the available options. The stars of this sweet lineup are Rilakkuma, the chilled out bear, his bear comrades Korilakkuma and Chairoiguma, and his cute chick friend Kiiroitori."

I am a little confused here: Korilakkuma is San-x, a different company, not Sanrio.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites