The Japanese heraldic symbols



As Encyclopedia Britannica puts it : “The Japanese mon, or monshō, is an heraldic symbol, having many parallels in its use with the armorial bearings of Europe. It was used on helmets, shields, and breastplates but was never, as in Europe, large enough to identify the wearer of the armour at any considerable distance. The mon is worn as a badge to identify the bearer or a member of his household.” Some heraldics-in alphabetical order-I have in my computer’s archive as example:


  1. Posted on May 8, 2011 by Anonymous

    Pffff! on dirait du japonais… Je comprends rien! ^^

  2. Posted on May 8, 2011 by Inspiration of the nation

    il faut que les admirer d.p.d.v graphique. mais les signes, je crois, sont encore plus beau que ceux provenant de l'Europe. n'est-ce pas?

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