Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The rakkan

This is my personal rakkan, the personal seal I put on all photos I publish on the net and on the back of my prints. The rakkan used in Japan as signature, actually is more important than the signature, for documents and cheques is necessary the rakkan and every person have a single little stamp and every artist has a rakkan for autenticate his work. This great design has been done by a great calligrapher named Takahashi, he works in Kitakata and AizuWakamatsu in the Fukushima prefecture. He research Japanese ancients and prehistoric language and characters, using this ancients signs he made my rakkan inspired by the sound of my name and my profession. Is a great object too, in white stone hand carved, I'm searching for yellow ink.