Rakkan-in (Square Artist Chop)

Rakkan-in are special square hanko for artists and calligraphers. Whether you sign with your given name, or pen name, or both, your Rakkan-in imbues your work with your artist spirit. Our Rakkan-in are hand-carved by a local artisan in Tokyo, and so even two seals with the same name are guaranteed to be different.

Our rakkan-in are carved from Qingtian stone, a quartz-like stone from the mountain city of the same name in central China, with a marbled look similar to soapstone. The stone has a naturally rounded, organic shape and complex pattern, and each one is completely unique in both color and shape.

FREE Bonus! We ship our Rakkan-in in a special cloth pouch to help protect it, free of charge. For added protection, upgrade to a Rakkan Square Case

    • 8700 ¥
    • 9500 ¥
    • 11800 ¥

  • Seal Characters*

    Enter the name you want on your seal. Can be English, Katakana or Kanji. Click here for more information.

    Character Set*

    For any official seal, the characters must match whatever is on your foreign resident card or a legal alias. If you want to make a special request such as using hiragana or mixing character sets, just tell us in your notes at checkout.

    Free Consultation*

    If you aren't sure how to write your name in Japanese, we can help! Write your name in the text field above and check "FREE CONSULTATION," and we'll contact you via e-mail to make sure your name is accurately transcribed in either Katakana or Kanji.

    If you don't need this service, just check "CARVE RIGHT AWAY" and we'll make your hanko right away!

    Design Proof

    Our Rakkan-in are hand-carved by a local artisan. Because of this, we are unable to provide a digital design-proof. We apologize for this inconvenience.

 

Description

Rakkan-in are the seals used by artists and calligraphers to mark their work, also commonly known as a chop. Whether you sign with your given name, or pen name, or both, your Rakkan-in imbues your work with your artist spirit.

Many artists use two or three different seals when they sign their work.