Spending the Yen 6: Fish Stamp

kanji fish stampI picked up this kanji fish stamp in Itoya during our trip and I’m so excited about it. I’ve seen these stamps in previous trips and I’ve always loved the artistry and meanings. I wish I’d written down the artist’s name. He has a whole collection of these stamps, with simple drawings mixed with kanji. kanji fish stamp on mailThis one in particular means (roughly translated) “a feeling that you are face to face even though you are far apart”. Isn’t that a perfect description of letter writing? Naoto, who isn’t often impressed with rubber stamps, convinced me that I needed this stamp in my collection. I’m glad I let him talk me into buying it!kanji fish stamp stickersYesterday was a most beautiful day and I spent some time on the balcony writing letters and using my new stamp. I stamped it on some sticker paper and cut out a bunch of stickers to send to pen pals. I’m very happy to share these sentiments with my letter writing friends!

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5 thoughts on “Spending the Yen 6: Fish Stamp

  1. naoto says:

    I think making that into a sticker is such a clever idea! This is like a mantra for all letter writers!

  2. atkokosplace says:

    I really liked this post. Giving me something to think about. The stamp is so cool and I love that you spread the good vibes to your pen pals! Very thoughtful you are! Have an awesome day!!! Koko:)

  3. Cindy R. says:

    Love the translation! That really is fitting for letter-writing.

  4. Amara Grace says:

    **Lovely** sweet little fish friends stickers! I’m happy to find a bit of the rest of the story about them here on the blog… such a very nice extra bonus to the surprise little glassine envelope tucked inside the letter – thrilling even 😀 I am Inspired!

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