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Journal Your Adventures in Your Own Traveler’s Notebook From This Japanese Shop!

“Spend each and every day like you are on a journey.” – TRAVELER’S FACTORY motto Collecting memories from our travels come in handy when we want to reminisce and think of happy thoughts. For some, this means taking photos, sharing them on social media, and even writing about their experience on travel websites. However, there…

Find Unique and Old-Fashioned Stationery Products at This Shop in Tokyo!

People who have been to Japan probably already know that Japan is a wonderful trove of unique and high-quality stationery items. Did you know that there is a retro shop in Kichijoji (吉祥寺), Tokyo (東京) that makes all of your stationery fanatic dreams come true? 36 Sublo sublo.net/ 36 Sublo is a retro stationery store…

10 Things to Do on the SL Hitoyoshi, the Sightseeing Train Along Kumamoto

Japan is known for its extensive train network that runs throughout the country. From local trains to the fastest bullet train, each will surely bring you to your destination on time. How about hopping on a sightseeing train down south? Let us take a ride on the SL Hitoyoshi (人吉)! It was as if time…

Impress Your Peers With This Unique Japanese Personal Stamp!

In Japan, it is a traditional practice to use “han,” “hanko,” or “inkan” instead of using personal signatures when signing, accepting, and acknowledging documents. Almost every individual in the country has one. These are stamps which are used for different situations such as serious contractual matters. The usual stamps carried by people are plain black,…

Hanko in Japan: why is it necessary?

What is a hanko (inkan)? Nowhere else on earth is the name seal as popular as it is in Japan. Here, the name seal replaces your signature. Every registration, bank account, insurance or other document requires a stamp with your name. Any Japanese or foreign person living in Japan for a long period of time…

Inkan: the Essential Ink Stamps Everyone in Japanese Has

If you are staying in Japan long-term, you need to have a personal seal / stamp called Inkan or Hanko, along with your signature for opening a bank account, submitting documents at the city office, signing papers in your office or other needs. What is an Inkan? jp.fotolia.com/ Inkan is the personal identification stamp that…