Japanese Patterns of Design

13 Types of Shinto Shrines: Different Deities, Beliefs and Blessings

We have 13 types of Shinto shrines in Japan. Each has different belief and deities. Let’s take a look at each and have a deeper understanding of Shinto Shrines. Shinto Beliefs: 5 Core Values of Japanese...

Significance of Selecting Japanese Family Crests aka Kamon

‘Mu’ Kamon Kamon, Japanese family crests, were first painted on palanquins, clothing, and camp curtains to mark the family name. The kamon on camp curtains and other items were clearly structured...

Origins of the Japanese Family Crest: Court Nobles and Samurai

Wisteria Tomoe Crest Japanese family crest has various theories about its origin. But since the origins of crests differ between court nobles and samurai families, let us begin with the origin of the crests of...

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