Hi! My name is Anna Dittmer and I’m a designer and illustrator in Düsseldorf, Germany. From an early age, I had a fondness for Japanese video games and culture, and I’m excited to bring together both interests in a fun project.
In 2015 I’ve hit the road and traveled to Japan for the first time. There I found out about “memorial stamps” that can be collected at historic sites, places of interested and even train stations. Having a piece of a paper/notebook at the ready, you use a rubber stamp to take a unique and wonderful designed keepsake with you. Some places offer multiple stamps in a certain area which makes it a great challenge to gotta find ’em all.
Pixel Passport is inspired by that idea of collecting keepsakes from memorable places. Together with a number of great guest designers and fellow gaming enthusiasts, I create stamp designs for my favorite places from video games.
How Japan’s memorial stamps work
Curious how to collect memorial stamps on your next trip to Japan? Here are a little guide and some tips to get you prepared!