Oak (Kashiwa)

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

Shadowed bat-shaped oak leaves Tosa oak in circle Butterfly-shaped folded oak leaves in threadlike ring Folded oak leaf worm-eaten

Three oak leaves in circle Three oak leaves in circle (1) Three oak leaves in rice cake Embracing oak leaves in circle Three Oak leaves with vines in circle Three oak leaves with swords in circle

Drawing method of "three oak leaves in circle".


It is believed that the leaves of there deciduous trees were used as platters to offer food to the gods. The tree came to be revered, and families that had been admitted to the Shinto priesthood often used it for their kamon. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)


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