HANKO

  • One of the crafts I learned during my studies under Takaoka Sensei was tenkoku, or seal carving. Because of their warm grip, lightness for travelling and also the fact you can collect quite nice materials yourself I prefer wooden seals to the stone ones. The one shown in the photo is made of zebrano and is one of the largest I use. It is taken out of its case mainly if I sign extra large pieces.

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