Wooden Kanji Nametag – Small

From: ¥1,970


Get your name or the name of a loved one written in kanji on this custom-carved wooden nametag. We can help you find the perfect kanji characters to capture the essence of your name, and give you a personalized memento of your unique identity. We help you select your characters based on your personality traits, so your kanji name is even more personal than your name alone.

This is the small version of the nametag, measuring 12x35mm.

Originally, this amulet was to be attached to a shrine as a token of worship. But now, it is very popular as a unique keychain or cellphone strap, or even to mark luggage. These kanji wooden name tags are now a popular gift item for a variety of uses.

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    We offer a free consultation if you need help writing your name in Japanese. Just check "FREE CONSULTATION" and we'll e-mail you. If you don't need this service, just check "CARVE RIGHT AWAY" and we'll carve and ship your order immediately.

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This nametag came from an old Japanese custom of visiting a thousand shrines to show one’s piety. The visitors would write their name and address or wish on a placard and attach it to a pole or the ceiling of the visiting shrine as a token of their visit.

The card was normally rectangular and made of paper, but there were also plates made by wood or by brass. This custom of visiting a thousand shrines became so popular during the Tenmei period (1781 – 1789) of Edo era, that they started creating different pilgrimages to different sets of shrines. Originally, the visitor’s name would be hand-written, but later, it evolved to include wooden prints and artistic carving.