Tuesday, May 29, 2012

King of Kindness

シニアー "Senior"
Today I had a wonderful opportunity to go on a shopping and lunch date with my new friend "Senior" who is also known as the King of Kindness by some group members!  We're both in an online etegami group, and he happens to live in Yokohama which is fairly close to where I live.  We went to a store called Yuzawaya to get some etegami supplies, which he brought a 30% off coupon for us to use, and he came with all kind of presents!  I ended up purchasing various postcards, brushes, ink, and a rubber block to carve my own hankou or signature stamp.  

Below are the goodies from Senior which are priceless!
Hand made from Japanese Knotweed
Some stamps Senior carved for me.

Impromptu carving demonstration after lunch.

So, I showed up with these two etegami that I made last night.  The first one is for Senior's wife.  It says basically "To a beautiful year..." Despite today being her birthday,  I still got to meet up with him for our excursion.  He did pick up a cake from her favorite bakery on his way home <3.  The second one is for Senior, it's an image of a rubber chop saying "It looks right, but it's upside down".  Senior is also famous in our group for his stamp making.

I asked tons questions and received lots of advice about etegami, paper, other supplies, and stamp making. He even gave me an impromptu demonstration of how he makes his stamps.  I love the stylization of his letters, and the variation in thickness of the lines...  what a cool experience!

rubber stamp

xoxo Char


  1. Hi Charline!


    また あいましょう。

  2. une belle journée!
    a beautiful day!

  3. Shungoさん!Modest すぎるよ!

  4. Thank you Corinne, I had such a wonderful day! :)

  5. I like your etegami very much. I want to learn the art form, but I also want a stamp with my name. Will you friend make a stamp for me? I will pay.

    Thank you.

    1. Thank you Limner! Please send an e-mail to me at thecharmakes@gmail.com and we can figure out how to get you a stamp! :)