Square-eyes (Meyui)

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

Meyui is a white-spotted pattern which modeled the design that is called kanokozome. It was popular in the Kamakura Period (1192 - 1333), and later came to be used in family crests.

Square-eyes crests
Tilted four-square-eyes in circle Tilted four-square-eyes in rice cake Tilted six-square-eyes for the Horio family Tilted six-squrae-eyes in circle

Drawing method of Tilted four-square-eyes

Drawing method of Tilted four-square-eyes

This pattern consists of squares with small in the center that look like eyes. It was popular in the Kamakura Period, and later came to be used in family crests. (From 'Family Crests of Japan' ICG Muse, Inc.2001)

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