Rhombus (hishi)

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

Lozenge (Rhombus) crests
Takeda rhombus Divided rhombus Rhombic pine bark Three-tiered rhombuses in circle

Note !! : Family crest of "Takeda Shingen" is "Divided rhombus" rather than "Takeda rhombus".


Drawing method of Takeda rhombus

Drawing method of Takeda rhombus

Another way

Another way

Exception

The rhombus of "Rhombic pine bark" and "Three-tiered rhombuses" is a combination of two equilateral triangles.

"Rhombic pine bark" and "Three-tiered rhombuses"
Connect the two equilateral triangle Rhombic pine bark Three-tiered rhombuses

The symbolism of the rhombus is uncertain, but it has been common in decorative patterns since the Nara Period and appears very frequently in kamon designs. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)


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