Kamon 家紋 - Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Similar to the coats of arms in Europe.

Kamon 家紋 - Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Similar to the coats of arms in Europe.

Japanese Kamon (family crest) with tsu design.

Japanese Kamon (family crest) with tsu design.

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Mon are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. While mon is an encompassing term that may refer to any such device, kamon and mondokoro refer specifically to emblems used to identify a family. The mon of the Tokugawa shoguns — three hollyhock leaves inside a circle.

Mon are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. While mon is an encompassing term that may refer to any such device, kamon and mondokoro refer specifically to emblems used to identify a family. The mon of the Tokugawa shoguns — three hollyhock leaves inside a circle.

Flap, flap! The shrimp’s barb of this “Shrimp Kamon” is beautifully flapping in the wind

Flap, flap! The shrimp’s barb of this “Shrimp Kamon” is beautifully flapping in the wind

抱き稲に花菱(だきいねにはなびし)Rice plants surround water chestnut flower.

抱き稲に花菱(だきいねにはなびし)Rice plants surround water chestnut flower.

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