Hanko Japanese Seal Carving Workshop
(Private Dates Available)
Junko Azukawa's Japanese Seal Carving Workshop
In Japan, it is traditional practice to use an inka -- colloquially called a hanko -- instead of a signature for formalizing important documents. Cultural pedants will note that a hanko is the actual stamping object, and an inkan is the ink impression that is made, but many use the two words interchangeably. Finer points aside, it's undisputed that the hanko is a vital part of daily life and a very personal item that literally leaves a mark on the world.
Participants of our Hanko, or Seal Carving, workshop with Junko Azukawa have always loved the creation of their personal stamps, and our next session will be held in Kami Paper's new workshop studio!
Lovers of asian and Japanese culture invariably find this to be an exciting opportunity to learn Hanko from one of our most popular and talented artists, whose work with Sumi-e has delighted many students.
A Hanko seal is typically made of stone, wood or ivory and serves as proof or certification when pressed on a vessel, utensil, painting, document or letter. Seals have enjoyed development and usage in both Eastern and Western cultures, but it was introduced into Japan along with a variety of Chinese cultures through Japanese envoys in the Asuka Period.
In this workshop participants will design and carve and take home their own Hanko seals!
One blank carving seal stone is included in the cost of the workshop.
What you will learn
- How to design and carve seal stone
What you will get
- We will provide a blank carving seal stone
- Welcome tea on arrival
- 10% off all paper at KAMI retail store
Option 1 : Park outside our studio (building in grey on the left) towards the construction site on the right
Option 2 : Coles Parking
We are about 2 mins walk from Coles Supermarket (fitzroy)
Option 3 : Street Parking
Fitzroy parking inspectors are vigilant. A great way to pay is via the PayStay app . It lets you pay for the time you spend in the parking bay without worrying about having coins handy.
What to bring
- Just your enthusiam and Patience
What to wear
16 year old and above
Kami offers our customers the largest range of Specialty Paper in Australia. In our studio, we customise our hand-bound paper products; Journals, Albums, Guestbooks and Cards to suit your preference and for different occasions. We take pride in favouring archival, sustainable and fair trade paper for our products.
We continue to work closely with our creative communities to innovate and share products that bring joy and utility to everyday life.
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Kami requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer.
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.