Wild goose (Karigane)

Wild geese arrive in large flocks during the autumn months and following their migratory instincts, head back north when spring comes. People have made poems and songs about wild geese since ancient times, expressing a general affinity for them. In the Fujiwara Period, the bird was depicted in various decorative patterns and later developed into a family crest. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)


These family crests (In Japanese, KAMON) are called "Karigane - Mon" in JAPAN.
Looped wild goose Wild goose
in circle
Looped wild goose
in circle
Masuyama
karigane
Two wild geese
in circle


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