Clove (Choji)

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

Clove crests
Intersecting cloves in circle Clove in circle Three clockwise clove swirls in circle Three clockwise clove swirls Three counterclockwise clove swirls in circle
Three counterclockwise clove swirls Two parallel cloves in circle Eight cloves Six cloves Butterfly-shaped clove having a child
Changed shape two clove swirls Two counterclockwise clove swirls


An evergreen shrub of the potato family, the clove is native to Mexico. The crests depict the fruit of the clove plant, which was introduced to Japan in the beginning of the Heian Period and appreciated for its medicinal and aromatic properties.(From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)


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