Thursday, 24 March 2016

Japanese Railroad Rubber Stamps


Another great book from the Arnolfini bookshop - Japanese Railroad Rubber Stamps 


















This is what it says on the back of the book; 

Rubber stamps are installed at railroad stations throughout Japan. As many as 5,000 such stamps are in use today.Each one is unique, bearing the station name along with specially designed patterns that convey the uniqueness of the locality via images of sightseeing spots, specialty products and other aspects of the region. Just looking through these stamps makes one feel like going on a trip. This volume contains approximately 380 imprints of such stamps selected from all over the country and representing various periods, drawing from the compilers collection of around 70,000.



 


A link to an article on Japanese Rubber Stamping: https://denshadejapan.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/the-eki-stamp/ 

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