Wood sorrel (Katabami)

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

Wood sorrel crests
Butterfly-shaped Wood sorrel Wood sorrel Wood sorrel with swords Wood sorrel in circle Wood sorrel with swords in circle 1
Wood sorrel in six equal parts wood sorrel Wood sorrel with jut-out-swords in circle Wood Sorrel in rhombus Wood sorrel with Swords in circle

Drawing method of 'Wood sorrel'.

Drawing method of 'Wood sorrel'.

A perpetual of the oxalis family, wood sorrel seems to have been used in patterns because of its elegant shape, although another view holds that it was chosen for its fecundity. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)


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