Kamon Database – Kame

Figure: Turtle. 亀

Like the crane, the turtle is regarded in Japan as a symbol of longevity and prosperity. It is also the Guardian of the North and represents winter. The Kame mon actually depict a river turtle. There is no sea turtle emblem in Japan.

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