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  • grave with kamon New Page: “Find my Kamon”

    Nowadays, many Japanese people, or people from Japanese descent, have lost track of their family insignia. When they try to find their kamon, they generally have only one clue left: their […]

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  • the japanese heraldry NHK’s “Japanology Plus” on Kamon

    A NHK program in English about Japanese Heraldry.

  • kamon Kamon Construction

    Several people have asked me how kamon were designed and drawn in the past. Well the answer is with ink, rulers, compasses and a bit of free hand drawing. Since […]

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  • Konoe Botan Database New Entry: Botan

    Kamon Database – Botan Figure: Peony. 牡丹 The peony was brought to Japan from China around the 9th century. In China it was called the “king of flowers” and thus Botan […]

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  • Maru ni Chigiri Database New Entry: Chigiri

    Kamon Database – Chigiri Figure: wood joinery. 榺 The chigiri  is a Japanese dovetail wood joinery. As an insignia, the Chigiri mon is rather ancient. The Ogasawara clan was using the chigiri as […]

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