What is Meishi?

In Japan the art of Meishi is the ritual around the exchanging of business cards. Considered deeply important the way you handle, deliver and treat business cards is all carefully considered.

What should you do?

Firstly always present your business card held with two hands and facing towards the person so they can easily read your details.

When you receive someones business card you should acknowledge it, make sure to read the card before thanking them.

Always respect their business card - it is rare for a business card to be given after the first meeting so make sure to keep it in good condition by storing it in a meishi case or folder.


Inspired by the Japanese art of Meishi, Bellroy's new Card Holder translates the idea in to a global design fit for any profession.