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It’s Hard To Believe These Stamps Were Carved From An Ordinary Eraser

Carving stamps out of erasers might be what kids in Japan do when they’re bored at school, but artists have proven to us time and time again that this simple art form can be utilized to create extraordinarily detailed masterpieces. Japanese stamp maker Kyourakudou (@kyouraku_stamp) has a large following of people mesmerized at their hand-carved creations, many who are often in disbelief that the stamps were made with nothing but a knife and a rubber eraser.

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Source: @kyouraku_stamp

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It seems as though Kyourakudou can carve out anything as stamps, from brilliant gemstones to colorful goldfish swimming on paper. Since all are handmade, no stamp is the same, and each carries its own quirks and traits as if it were a living entity.

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Source: @kyouraku_stamp

Source: @kyouraku_stamp

Source: @kyouraku_stamp

The carving process:

More eraser stamps can be enjoyed via Kyourakudou’s Twitter account. Although the stamps are not for sale, they also have an online store where they sell various odds and ends like felt animal figurines and Egyptian perfume bottles.

These carved eraser masterpieces make us want to get a knife and try it on our own; maybe one day, we’ll be able to make a stamp that’s worthy of sharing on social media, too.


By - grape Japan editorial staff.

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