Wisteria (Fuji)
These family crests (In Japanese, KAMON) are called 'Fuji-Mon' in JAPAN.

The wisteria is a deciduous shrub of the legume family. These crests were modeled after the wisteria's leaves and blooms. People have enjoyed wisteria blooms since the Nara Period, and there are poems about them in the anthology Manyoshu (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves). Wisteria bloom-viewing feasts were not uncommon. The plant was also frequently used as a pattern for clothes, which were illustrated in Eiga Monogatari (The Glory Story) and Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji). After that, the pattern was altered into a family crest design, and families that have the kanji for wisteria in their names often adopted this kamon. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)
Hanging
wisteria
Kujo
wisteria
Nijo
wisteria
Ichijo
wisteria
Kuroda
wisteria

Three swirled
wisterias
Okubo
wisteria
Hanging wisteria
in circle
Climbing
wisteria
Climbing
wisteria
in circle

Three
wisteria blooms
with vines
Hanging
wisteria
in rice cake
Eight
wisterias


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