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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Identifying Crests - Imamiya Shrine Reply with quote
This crest or mon or whatever we want to call it seen on banners at Imamiya Shrine here in Kyoto looks quite familiar, but I can't place it.

I can't imagine it's a samurai kamon (family crest), as the shrine is older than the rise of the samurai, and is more closely associated, I suppose, to Emperors and kuge. For that reason, I wouldn't expect to find it among the otherwise superb sampling of mon on the main S-A page (and didn't find it there).

Any thoughts?



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The MATSU (Pine) mon:

http://static.f-lex.com/pictures/4/c/9/t/3matsu01.jpg

Used by one of Takeda Shingen's 24 generals: Saigusa Moritomo.

http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Saigusa_Moritomo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90735669@N00/567297610


Uma-jirushi of Saigusa Moritomo:
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sweet! Thanks!

Except, as far as I know, the shrine has no connection to Saigusa Moritomo.

Could the same mon be used by a kuge house?
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