In Japan, seals are used in place of signatures. Some seals can be purchased at the local business supply store and serve as nothing more than initials. Other seals are custom designed and registered with the local government and are legally binding.
School seals will normally be formal works done as a rectangle and using tensho (seal) script. Personal seals allow more opportunity for individual expression, after all, it is like a signature.
This is an order for a custom design and so you would be working directly with Eri Takase and a translator to create a unique, custom work.
We would take you through each step of the process including options for translation, fonts, and the layout. Electronic samples are shown that we can discuss and modify as needed. You will have input into each step of the process and can direct the design to the final artwork.
Final work can be ordered as a high-resolution digital image and or on flat, white, acid-free paper. From either a seal may be carved or the design may be used to create a rubber stamp as is commonly available.
If you have questions or would like to discuss the design before ordering, please feel free to contact us.