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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Help in family crest names Reply with quote
I'm trying to describe the names and meaning of family crests. This is about the name of the mon used by the Suwa clan.

Is it Kaji , Paper Mulberry?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes. It is the "leaves of the kaji" 梶の葉, that is, leaves of a "kaji no ki" 梶の木, literally "rudder tree." It is "a (common) paper mulberry; a tapa-cloth tree; Broussonetia papyrifera." There was a custom of writing poems to the Weaver Girl on kaji leaves for the Tanabata festival.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank You, Bethetsu.

This is the crest for Saigusa Moritomo:
http://www.japanese-clip-art.com/kamon_images/clipart-1/matsu-1.gif

A three-tiered Pine, leaning to the left. Is it called Hidari sangai matsu?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't know crest names, but it seems reasonable. Hidari san-gai matsu is probably 左三階松 , literally "left three-story pine."
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