Kamon (family crest) are Japanese heraldic symbols.
In Europe, only the privileged classes were allowed having the crest. On the other hand, every family have Kamon regardless of position in Japan. And every Kamon have meaning. 5,116 kinds of Kamon are confirmed now.

The History :
The roots of Kamon is noble class in Heian period. They put a mark on their oxcart to distinguish between own family and others.

When Samurai appeared on Japanese history, then Kamon were used as a mark to distinguish between own troops and others. At that time, the number of Kamon was increased, because Samurai used some kinds of Kamon between public and private matters.

Tokugawa Ieyasu appointed to Shogun in A.D. 1603, Edo period began.
Edo administration ordered common people not to use family name. From that reason, Kamon was needed to distinguish between own family and others among people. So the number of Kamon was increased more.

In A.D. 1868, the class system was abolished by modernization, everybody allowed using family name again. However the culture of Kamon have stayed alive to the present. You can see kamon at ceremonial occasions or tomb stone in Japan.

Kamon is free whether or not use it. That's no problem on combining some designs or creating new Kamon and changing design. For example, company's logo, trademark of your own etc...
Louis Vuitton's monogram was influenced by these design of Kamon.

We can provide Kamon made of Mizuhiki (traditional mascot things technique continuing for 400 years). About Mizuhiki (SEE ALSO)

We can produce and provide 247 Kamon!! Please select following Kamon as you like. (All Kamon are same price)
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Following Kamon are famous Samurai's. It's very popular one.
Date Masamune
Oda Nobunaga
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Tokugawa Ieyasu
Takeda Shingen
Uesugi Kenshin
Ohishi Kura-no-Suke (47 ronin)
(Migii Futatsudomoe)
Akechi Mitsuhide
((mizuiro) Kikyo)
Tohdoh Takatora & Matsudaira Family

It's one of popular Kamon that is making a design of flower of wisteria.
Talking of Fuji, we have tendency to think about noble class, Fujiwara family. However this family crest is used among common family (Descendants of Fujiwara seldom use this design.).
It's one of popular Kamon that is making a design of paulownia tomentosa.
Originally, this design was one of two Emperor's Kamon (existing Imperial Kamon is chrysanthemum (KIKU) only). This design was given to Shogun and Toyotomi Hideyoshi from Emperor. In Edo period, common people used it to take after Toyotomi Hideyoshi's good luck. Because Toyotomi Hideyoshi had succeeded to super ruler of Japan from poor peasants.
It's also symbol of the Prime minister of Japan.
It's one of popular Kamon that is making a design of hawk wings.
This design have varied (lined wings, crossed wings etc...).
In Edo period, many Samurai had tendency to choose this design.
At present, I don't know reason why, but we can see this design at many Sushi restaurant in Japan.
It's one of popular Kamon that is making a design of bird's nest.
The founder had wished that their descendant would get flourish.
This design have varied.
It's one of popular Kamon that is making a design of flower of oxalis corniculata.
The founder had wished that their descendant would get flourish. Because oxalis corniculata is fertile plant. This design used many families regardless of classes.
In these days, this design is becoming popular. Because three hearts shapes are associated with LOVE.

CAUTION: please read before you place an order
We have having direct deal and negotiation with craftsman.
Expected completion time will be between 2-4 weeks (in case of having lots of orders or by depending on craftsman's circumstances and physical condition, maybe it takes more.), depending on the specification. But there is a probability of delay since all items should be made by a craftsman deliberately.

Please give us agreement:
This item is all handmade and all production on order (made to order).
After get your order, we will give you a schedule of the delivery date. We will be able to tell a progress about your item. Because of 100% handmade, every items are not the same perfectly as a pictures.

We can provide over 250 Family crests!! If you wanted other crests, please contact me.

We can not only treat a listed item but also accept your mail-to-order item about Mizuhiki.
We can contact and negotiate with craftsmen, and we can show an estimated value if you contacted us.
For example, craftsmen can make and provide your original design or your company's logo and so on...
Of course it's 100% handmade!!

Because material itself is precious and not cheap, it would be high-priced. But I think that it's never expensive shopping.
Feel free to contact us!!