Bamboo (Sasa, Take)
These family crests (In Japanese, KAMON) are called 'Sasa-Mon, Take-Mon' in JAPAN.

Evergreen perpetual of the grass family, Take and Sasa are actually two different species, albeit often confused. Generally, smaller type of Take (bamboo) are called Sasa. There was a Chinese legend that the phoenix ate bamboo fruit, which probably explains how it came to be regarded as a lucky plant. Bamboo designs were first used in decorative patterns and later as family crests. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)
Drawing example of 'Nine bamboo leaves' by Monwari

Bamboo ring with
bamboo leaves
Hasegawa
bamboo shoots
Bamboo with root
in circle
Two bamboos with
bamboo leaves
in circle
Date Masamune
1567-1636

Pine bamboo
japanese plum
Kajuji
bamboo leaves
Nine bamboo
leaves
Nine bamboo
leaves
in circle
Ten bamboo
leaves &
facing sparrows

Pine_bamboo-leaf
ume_gentian
Bamboo and
sedge hat
in circle
Nine bamboo
leaves in
bamboo circle
Uesugi zasa(H) Uesugi zasa


Yagyu bamboo Panda in
bamboo-shaped
circle


Date Masamune (1567-1636)
Family crest : Bamboo and sparrow
This one-eyed general, known for his bravery, fought for supremacy in the Tohoku region.

This "bamboo and sparrow" family crest is one that has been bestowed on the samurai from Kajuji who is aristocrats.
And Sparrow of samurai are two birds, sparrow of aristocrats against this is a three-birds.
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