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