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Updated: Jul 8




It's a lovely Sunday afternoon for learning the story of seals

Not only we learned how to deconstructed the vocabularies we use daily, but also we created good vibes in our neighborhood to each other.

Learning the storyies of each character on the seal



【What is 鈐印 /qián yìn/ ?】

  • 鈐印 to stamp _ reveal and be surprised!

sending good vibes to you

Back to 23rd, June, we had a mini workshop for people to experience stamp the seals and make them into pins in our neighborhood with "新富有樂市", a new brand of campaign maker under 新富町文化市場, aka a historical landmark in Wanhua, Taipei. By reading each content and texts of the seals, not only we learned how to deconstructed the vocabularies we use daily, but also we created good vibes, greeting each other with good phrases in the neighborhood.

Most of people in Taiwan learn to use a name seal for opening a bank account. (Probably same in Korean and Japan) Yes, we used to be required a name seal and ID as credential of ourselves. Even when we sign up for contracts, we'd be requested for a hand-signed signature pair with our name seal(usually a wooden one). Nowadays we use digital marks instead, such as Face-ID, fingerprints, etc., a traditional name seal seems to lose its function gradually. However, ever since I started write in calligraphy, I get to collect and carve stone seals, also apply them on my arts. From doing research of sealed scripts, I found there could be meaningful and interesting stories about the characters we use daily. These could related to our thinking, philosophy and point of views how eastern Asian (communicate with pictographs writings and languages) see the world. And I can't help but just wanted to share them and bring back stamping the fun activity to our daily life! It is a unique experience, once you give it a try.


Therefore, whenever there are new friends coming to the studio, I'd invite them to pick one seal in my studio and guide them to stamp a perfect surface. It's because people seldom have the chance to 鈐印/qián yìn/ aka the verb for printing the seal surface on the papers or on the arts. On the other hand, all the seal I carved were for my daily motivation as I write. I guess it would be a nice thing to greet people and make friends this way. Further more, we learn how to stamp like a pro.

Later, it seemed become a fun activities and "traveling attractions" when meeting new friends or artists in our community. In 2022, I was invited to host a workshop and share the knowledge of seal carvings by the arts and cultural groups, 新富町文化市場 a historic landmark in Wanhua area, which keeps bringing and building new culture in an old district in Taipei city. It was a success. This summer on 23rd of June, I was invited again as a local business maker to host another mini workshop for people to experience stamp the seals and made their own pin. We got good vibes by reading each content and texts of the seals, learned how to deconstructed the vocabularies we use daily. There will be another mini workshop soon in August. Hope to see you there. :)


Here is another video that I recorded during 2020, about how to 鈐印.

If anyone who would like to stamp like a pro, the video below might help.

Let me know or feel free to leave a comment, any feed back is welcomed!


  1. dab the paste saturated to your seal surface

  2. lower the centre of the seal and press firmly onto the rice paper

  3. scratch the surface to make it reveal on the rice paper

*pro tips: try put a solid flat thing, like a mirror, under the paper.

It shows the most accurate design of the seal.

May you a well balance day!

Peiling from Ebixcalligraphy

See you on the mat, on the paper, on the internet.


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