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Rubber Stamp - 吾唯知足

by GENRO
$12.00

We are so honored and excited to introduce beautiful rubber stamps by Mr. Koji Chiba, a seal engraving artist.  This is a beautiful rubber stamp of 吾唯知足 from GENRO's "Shiki no in (四季の印)" or Four Seasons Stamps great for decorating your planner, journal, gift wrapping and letters.

As you see in the picture, the kanji written are 五, 隹, 止, 矢 and they surround a kanji  口 to complete the kanji (all of these 五, 隹, 止, 矢 shares 口 to make each kanji completed 吾唯知足).  吾唯知足 reads "ware, tada taru (wo) shiru" which translates as I simply know what is enough.  This design is from a famous stone of zen temple in Kyoto, and this word tells a message of zen to people that all you need, you already have.

Shiki no in series uses motif of something that presents or symbolizes a season.  Mr. Chiba is known as a Japanese Haiku poet, a type of poetry that can be written on themes from love to nature with only 3 lines and 17 syllables.

In Haiku, normally "kigo (季語)" or a word that express a season is used to indirectly tell the season of the haiku.  For example, one of the most famous haiku is "The old pond, A frog jumping in, The sound of the water" by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), and the kigo here is "a frog" which tells it is a spring.

He hand engraves the design on a stone to make the mother rubber stamp, so if you look at the rubber closely, you see the engraved lines from the stone.  The rubber is attached to an acrylic block which represents a stone.

* Size: 3.5cm x 3.5cm (1.37" x 1.37")
* Material: Rubber, Acrylic Block
* Made in Japan
* Limited Quantity / No Restock