I have no idea what the characters mean. I'm nearly certain that it isn't anything rude. I used this stamp for several years and then just forgot about it. So it was quite pleasant to stumble across this little reminder of my old Melbourne home. Sometimes, I return to the old familiar just because it is comfortable. Not because I've run out of ideas. Some things are just pleasant to work with, calming even.
These disks are tiny, earing size. It's sort of strange to me that I'm using impressions in the clay. Most of my designs have raised patterns. I even have a stamp I made that reverses the pattern so that the characters are raised. But today it just felt right to go this way. Maybe it's the heat, 93 degrees, which means in my studio it is 100 + degrees. Heat can do funny things to my brain.
But all in all it was a pleasant day. Except for the printer that died. But I'm not letting a tiny thing like grumpy technology get in my way.
If any of you can read Japanese, or know someone who does, I'd love to know what this stamp says. It's probably something completely mundane. Maybe it's better not to know and just retain the mystery of it.