In Japan, seals in general are referred to as hanko (判子) or inkan (印鑑). This artist studio seal is written in the traditional Seal Script or “Tensho(篆書)” . If you have a Japanese name in Kanji and want to find out how it looks like in Tensho script here is a website link for you: http://www.hakusyu.com
Since Kanji (Chinese Characters) have both a meaning and a pronunciation, when a western name is translated into kanji using the pronunciation, it preserves the original sound as much as is possible with Japanese. This is called a phonetic translation. There is a long tradition of translating names in this manner.
As a seal engraving artist I will not only work with you on the design of the seal but also hand carve it on the physical stone seal by myself as you can see from this video.
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You need to select a stone and order a ink pad from our online store.
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