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Linocut print of 20 different Kamon, Japanese heraldic symbols.
The price is for 1 print and each comes with a short description of the symbol.

The prints are individually hand-printed, so each piece is 100% unique.

— Frame and decorations are not included
— Free shipping
— Handmade in London, UK
— 10x10 cm / 3.94"x3.94"
— Printed on high-quality Japanese Washi paper (110gsm) with oil-based relief black ink

SAMURAI CLAN CRESTS

0000_Tokugawa_A5

TOKUGAWA CLAN

The Tokugawa family, who ruled Japan for two-and-a-half centuries, prominently used the hollyhock as their family crest.


0020_Toyotomi_A5

TOYOTOMI CLAN

The paulownia crest carries great cultural significance in Japan. Legend has it that the mythical phoenix rests exclusively in the branches of the paulownia tree and feeds on bamboo seeds.

0003_Satake_A5

SATAKE
CLAN

The folding fan originated in Japan and gained immense popularity in China, becoming a significant Japanese export item by the twelfth century.


0006_Oda_A5

ODA
CLAN

The Oda Clan used the Japanese Quince as a symbol.

0019_Torii_A5

TORII
CLAN

This samurai clan held various domains and achieved viscount status in the peerage.

0001_Takeda_A5

TAKEDA
CLAN

The Takeda clan was a powerful samurai clan during Japan’s Sengoku period (15th-16th century). 

0007_Nanbu_A5

NANBU
CLAN

The Nanbu Clan used the crane as a symbol.


0012_Hojo_A5

HOJO
CLAN

The Hōjō clan, a samurai family in Japan, held the title of shikken (regent) of the Kamakura shogunate from 1203 to 1333.

0016_Azai_A5

AZAI
CLAN

The Azai clan were feudal lords seated at Odani Castle in northeastern Ōmi Province, present-day Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture.

0017_Ashikaga_A5

ASHIKAGA
CLAN

Originally hailing from Ashikaga in Shimotsuke Province (present-day Tochigi Prefecture), the clan experienced a century-long division between the Kantō Ashikaga, who ruled from Kamakura, and the Kyōto Ashikaga, who held power in Japan.

0002_Taira_A5

TAIRA
CLAN

This is a linocut print of the Taira Clan mon. The Taira clan, also known as the Heishi or House of Taira, was one of the four influential clans in Japanese politics during the Heian, Kamakura, and Muromachi periods. 

0009_Minamoto_A5

MINAMOTO CLAN

Originating from the Imperial family, the Minamoto Clan traced its lineage to the seventh son of an emperor.




0018_Asano_A5

ASANO NAGANORI

Asian Nagamori, a samurai of the 18th century, bore the feather kamon in his crest.

0008_Mori_A5

MORI
CLAN

The Mōri clan, descended from Ōe no Hiromoto of the Fujiwara clan, were renowned Japanese samurai.

0014_Fujiwara_A5

FUJIWARA
CLAN

The Fujiwara clan, descending from the Nakatomi clan, held great power as imperial regents in Japan.

0011_Kobayakawa_A5

KOBAYAKAWA
CLAN

The Kobayakawa clan, claiming descent from the Taira clan, was a powerful samurai clan in Japan’s Chūgoku region during the Sengoku period. 

0003_Satake_A5

SATAKE
CLAN

The folding fan originated in Japan and gained immense popularity in China, becoming a significant Japanese export item by the twelfth century.

JAPANESE CRESTS

0005_Saigaiha_A5

SEIGAIHA

It represents the significance of the ocean and its waves in Japanese culture, symbolising resilience, strength, and the continuous flow of life.

0010_Matsu_A5

MATSU

Families like Matsuo, Akamatsu, Matsuda, and Matsumura have embraced the pine motif in
their crests.

0013_Ginkgo_A5

ICHO

The ginkgo tree was introduced to Japan from China and became associated with temples and shrines, acquiring religious significance.

0004_Sail_A5

HO

Maritime motifs are notably scarce in Japanese design, despite Japan’s geographic setting. 


0015_Fuji_A5

FUJISAN

Japan's mountainous landscape, with less than one-fifth of the land suitable for cultivation, naturally makes mountains a prominent theme in both written and visual arts.

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