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Seal of Approval

Happy birthday, dorukai and illusio!
Belated happy birthday to spiderfarmer!

Banadad was cleaning out a hardware bin, and found the seal he had made for me when I was 8 months old!



It reads Xu3 Heng2 in seal script. Red ink, like the kind used on works of art and poetry! If that sort of thing doesn't put one in a Nanowrimo-ing mood, I don't know what does. ^_^



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Banazir

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atelierlune
Nov. 3rd, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
Lovely! My host parents made me a very small seal out of an eraser, which I treasure very much. Seals are cool.
banazir
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
Indeed!
If I may ask: are you Japanese-American?

(I see you have a seal in the lower left of your icon! Cool.)

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Banazir
atelierlune
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
Re: Indeed!
Not at all... just a person who has studied in Tokyo and loves Japan.
twinbee
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
thats beautiful. completely

what is it made of?
banazir
Nov. 3rd, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
Wood and plastic
The box seems to be hand-carved wood lacquered with some kind of heavy black lacquer or acrylic. I'd say the stamp itself is plastic, if I had to guess. The ink is actually interesting, as it is bright crimson and seems to have some kind of binder with cellulose or resin or something in it.

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Banazir
dorukai
Nov. 3rd, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Hmm. I have a chop that looks quite like that one, but with a carved dragon head on the top . . .
poovanna
Nov. 3rd, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
Interesting. Are seals commonly given during birthdays in Chinese culture?
banazir
Nov. 3rd, 2005 08:29 am (UTC)
Perhaps, but...
... mine was made during my first visit to Taiwan, probably commissioned by my grandparents.

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Banazir
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myng_rabbyt
Nov. 3rd, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful, Bana. Thank you for sharing!

I need to purchase some stamps like that, for my sister and her fiance (who is Chinese). And my husband would probably like it, too, but he's a student of Japanese. I am surrounded by Asiaphiles! And it's okay--'cause, secretly, I'm one, too.
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