The large Japanese characters are the "kanji" script
for the word "Seishin". Kanji is one of a number
of different writing styles used in Japan, and in fact originated
from China. The small red brush-stroke again is a subtle reference
to the red circle found on the Japanese flag.
The smaller red kanji inside a rectangular box represents
a "hanko", a Japanese stamp. The hanko is like a
Japanese version of a signature. The size is very small, but
Japanese people regard hanko as being indispensable to them.
Hanko is stamped on papers in Japan such as contracts, registrations
and application forms. The hanko is believed to bring the
owner good fortune. Our hanko quite simply translates to the
World renown Japanese calligraphy artist Eri
Takase was commissioned by Seishin Judo to design the
centre piece of the badge.