Wheel (Kuruma)
These family crests (In Japanese, KAMON) are called 'Kuruma-Mon' in Japan.

Genji cart Overlapping
flower-shaped
Genji carts

Shionada
pinwheel
Takayanagi
pinwheel
Japanese
pinwheel

Eight ladles
water wheel
Water wheel
with stream
Water wheel with
stream in circle


The Genji cart, or oxcart, also called gosho-guruma (cart for the Imperial Palace), was often symbolized by depicting only the wheel of the cart. After the Fujiwara period, the wheel was depicted in decorative patterns and later used as family crests.

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