The eraser stamping and eraser printmaking boom began in Japan, and now contests have evolved even further.

More and more people around the world are enjoying “eraser stamps”. The origin of this boom is Japanese eraser stamps and eraser prints. The hobby of playing with eraser stamps and prints, which are ubiquitous throughout the world, began to boom in Japan ahead of the rest of the world.

In 2017, the International Eraser Stamp Competition, the industry’s first full-scale contest for “carving skill” and “design ability” in the eraser hanko world, began. After the first and second boom in Japan, the world of “eraser hanko” and “eraser prints” entered a mature phase, and as a “special contest” for further development and technical improvement, it has attracted a great deal of talk and attention.

And from 2023, a new contest “Japan Eraser Print Contest” has started to follow the trend. Aiming at the healthy development and technical improvement of eraser prints and eraser hanko, the new contest has been reborn as a highly challenging contest with different themes and rules for each event.