The PDF report includes the origin and significance of possible kamon and the history of family lineage based on the family name and its domicile you provide us.
We can’t guarantee 100 % accuracy of finding one’s kamon due to its unique quality that one can change from the inherited family crest to something else at one’s own will (without any submission or permission) and other factors can be played in as well.
Still, it can give you a sense of succession supposing your ancestors handed down the legitimate kamon for generations.
It shows you which clan your family is most related, samurai, courtiers, or even Emperors.
We can give you the possible line of the development of your family and trace back the line as far as we can go. Also, the attached kamon’s significance and history.
(If you want to find the exact lineage of your family, you need to obtain the family record (Koseki in Japanese) and to trace back its roots as much as you can go, usually back to the Meiji period [1868-1912])
We can show you which kamon(s) attached to your family name with its domicile.
It’s for those who have lost Japanese ancestry but would like to have a clue to get it back.
The PDF booklet of Japanese Family Crests General History includes the following information.
- The significance of the Kamon
- The relation between Emperors and the Japanese family name
- Ample Kamon Image
- One Japanese family name
- Domicile (birthplace) of One Japanese family
Translation Service (Japanese ↔ English)
Do you have any documents you like to understand but written in Japanese?
Or any papers you want to be translated from English to Japanese?
We can help you with them.
We translate documents and papers both from Japanese to English and English to Japanese.
It can be some Japanese family-related papers and the family chart. Other than family related or relevant papers, we can consult and bring the best result to you.
We charge $80 per page (B5, A4) basically. It may vary depending on the expertise of the documents.
Custom (Consulting Service)
We can consult and do some extra research to get to know your family roots when related resources are available. Or any Japanese family-related matters you like to dig in. Please contact us to find out if we could be your help.
What we can deliver depends on the information you provide for us and the resources we use. We do our best to give you best possible Kamon for your family, however, please understand what we suggest is not the absolute answer considering the fact everybody can change their Kamon on their own will at any moment.
What we do best is to show you the legitimate line of Kamon assuming your ancestors inherited them as it is. Also, we should understand even with the same surname, it doesn’t necessary they carry the same Kamon depending on regions.
As you can see, there are many factors to confirm your family Kamon, but at least we can narrow down the numbers of possible Kamon for you.
We suggest you ask your parents, grandparents, or relatives if they know the family’s Kamon first. Ask them if they have access to their ancestral tombs or there is a possibility that the family record has been kept at the temple of your family.
- Do they have old Kimono with family crests on it? Any Japanese lantern or cigarette case decorated with the Kamon?
- Do you have information about your ancestors’ whereabouts and occupation at the time of the Meiji Restoration (1686-)?
With ample Kamon-themed books and dictionaries, Japanese family name (surname) books and dictionaries, we believe we can deliver some meaning clue to your journey of finding your Kamon and family roots.