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Japanese Seal Making Workshop


By Professor Kazuma Tsuji, Kagawa Junior College

February 13, 2009 at 1:30pm
Hale Kuhina 115

Contact: Toshi Ikagawa (

In this workshop, you will carve your own seal using a  Juzan-seki (shoushan stone, or agalmatolite) from Fujian Province in China, and a seal-engraving knife. The Juzan-seki has the right hardness as a seal-making material, and is easy to carve. You may carve your usual initials, or use characters in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc.

Discussion during the workshop will compare and contrast the signature culture of the West and the seal culture of the East.

Below are examples made by Kagawa Junior College.


Examples of Japanese Seals