This shop is so delightful that I simply had to include it here. Tamaru Inbou designs and produces original stamps. They are so proud (and rightly so) of their stamps that there are signs all over the displays prohibiting photographs. I earned my right to photograph by purchasing these beauties. The stamps pictured here are not merely depicting characters of yore; these characters are speaking in samurai talk (bushi-go). Except for the one that says “thank you,” I had to ask for translations because my samurai speech skills are not yet up to par.

Tamaru offers various collections of stamps, and many of them are not only unique but also uniquely Japanese. And these bushi-go ones are outright fun and fabulous.