Hanko Vending Machine

Japanese Culture & Photography
3 min readDec 30, 2021

Japan is famous for their vending machines and one of them being a hanko (personal seal) machine. Usually located within Donquijote, you won’t miss this bright red machine with a huge sign that says hanko in hiragana. This signature stamp is used for signing documents at work, personal documents for your local ward office, or even your bank. JFYI, you do not need a hanko for most Japanese banks now. However, you might need one for your job depending…

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Japanese Culture & Photography

Japanese culture, food, sightseeing spots, and photography. Tokyo based Asian American professional photographer born and raised in Hawaii.