Kamon Database – Aoi

Figure: Asarum caulescens (wild ginger). 葵

The Aoi mon is certainly the most famous one in Japan. It is the emblem of Tokugawa Ieyasu and his descendants. The Tokugawa Shogunate ruled over Japan from 1603 to 1868. There are more than 100 variations of the Aoi mon, most of them being used by Tokugawa branches (Kishū, Owari, Mito…) or close retainers.

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  1. Fascinating!

    Can you tell me how many “teeth” are in each wild ginger leaf in the Tokugawa kamon and the Matsudaira (Kanazawa) kamon?

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      What do you mean by “teeth” ?

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