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We were lucky to come across a case of these "katsuji" (Japanese typewriter "keys"). There are over 2300 of these. They are vintage but have never been used. These would have been the extras in case the ones in the machine broke. Please look at the last picture to see what an old Japanese typewriter looked like. There were at least 2000 keys so needless to say, this was only used in businesses.

They are from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989 but these are at least 30 years old as Japanese stopped using them once the word processor was invented.

The Katakana of "ヒ" "he". You can use "healing" = "ヒーリング", "person" = "ヒト" hito, "leech" = ヒル, "fillet" = ヒレ, "Himalaya" = ヒマラヤ etc

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Special:AllPages/%E3%83%92

"Unlike the hiragana system which is used for Japanese language words for which kanji does not cover, the katakana syllabary is primarily used for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words (collectively gairaigo), as well as to represent onomatopoeia, technical and scientific terms, and the names of plants, animals, and minerals. Names of Japanese companies as well as certain Japanese language words are also written in katakana rather than the other systems"

This would be perfect for using as a stamp with ink or for stamping clay etc.

It measures 2cm long (long enough to be able to get a nice grip) and 1.5cm wide. The Chinese character itself is about 1.5mm wide. It is made of metal.

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Vintage Japanese Typewriter Key Stamp Katakana HE

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1950s
  • Material: metal
  • Feedback: 2314 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Fukuoka, Japan
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