Kamon, the family crests of Japan. Elaborately designed symbols of deep cultural history and beauty. A definitive collection containing 4,560 varieties categorized by motif.
Family crests are symbols of the histories and lineages of Japanese families. Crests date from around the 9th century,when they were used to decorate the ox-drawn carts of noble families.This book is an authoritative collection of 4,560 Japanese family crests that have been categorized by motif. These symbolic minimal designs are the origin of all Japanese design and can rightly be said to symbolize Japanese culture,history,and aesthetic beauty.