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

Gentians, perennial plants of the gentian family, have been admired by people since the Fujiwara Period. They appear in both Genji Monogatari and Makura-no soshi (The Pillow book of Seisho Nagon). These plants were first depicted in patterns, and then made into KAMON designs. The use of these crests was mostly seen among court nobles. (From 'Family crest of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc. 2001)
Crab-shaped
gentian
Crab-shaped
gentian

Mon-Ten
Crab-shaped
gentian
Mon-no-Izumi

Bamboo-style
gentian
Gentian wheel for
the Koga family

Bamboo-style
gentian
in circle
Bamboo-style
gentian
in rice cake
Gentian wheel Ikeda three
gentians


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