Online hanko store Hankos has opened orders for stamps based on Pokémon from the Johto region. Hanko are a type of stamp or seal traditionally used in place of signatures in Japan. They are crafted with people’s names and unique symbols. There are various kinds of hanko available each of which are used for various situations.
Pokémon PON stamps were first released in November last year. The collection consisted of the original 151 Kanto region Pokémon, but due to customer demand for Pokémon from other regions to be introduced, Hankos decided to incorporate 100 Pokémon from the Johto region.
The new Pokémon stamps include familiar faces like Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Pichu, Togepi and Lugia.
When ordering your stamp you pick your favourite Pokémon and give your name to be written on it. This can be your actual name, surname, pen name, social media name and so on. Keep in mind though that there is a character limit: three Kanji, five to six Hiragana or Katakana, and six to seven alphabet letters.
There are three different fonts which you can see pictured above.
There are several types. One type produces ink by itself meaning you don’t have to buy an ink pad. Use them in your notes, for signing off letters and more. The wooden type can also be used with most banking facilities in Japan (except Suruga Bank and The Hachijuni Bank).
These personalised stamps are a must-have for Pokémon fans and make for a perfect give from Japan to Pokémon lovers.
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