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Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/9 09:04
My father never taught me japanese or anything of my culture hes gone now and I missed my chance to ask .. he left me with this https://imgur.com/a/MEAbG5y i know its our family crest but can anyone translate or tell me what crest this is so i can do some research ?
by Matt Karasawa (guest)  

Re: Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/9 15:16
It might be this.

https://kamon.myoji-yurai.net/kamonSearchResult.htm?genre=0&keyword=lԕH

It seems there were some famous persons whose kamon was Kenbishi.

http://www.ippongi.com/2011/12/22/hanabisi/
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Re: Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/9 15:31
https://kamon.myoji-yurai.net/kamonDetail.htm?kamonName=lԕH

http://kamondb.com/kibutsu/kenbishi.html

Shihou Four directions
Ken Sword
Hana Blossom
bishi Trapa japonica

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Re: Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/12 21:45
Have you tried searching names of people who were in your family, through websites such as ancestry.com or familysearch.org? That might be a quicker way to find your roots rather than to learn the construction of the Shiho-ken-hanabishi crest.
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Re: Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/14 02:49
@Uco I have tried but the problem is that the family records are in Japan so its difficult for me to chase them down.

@biwakoman Thank you for linking some crest that are def similar I think i might use this as a template and reconstruct the crest a bit ( ken sword is larger ) I just hope I dont botch it .. I want to be able to use this crest in my brothers wedding that is coming up.

Could anyone translate the characters below? or know of the meaning so I can rewrite it? i was hoping that would lead me on a good chase to find out who that person is and why they relate to my family.. I heard from my aunt a long time ago that it was someone very important to us
by Matthew Karasawa (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/14 10:06
Could anyone translate the characters below?

Which characters? We don't see them.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Trying to find the karasawa crest 2018/6/14 12:42
If you meant the 3 characters shown below the crest in the photo you initially posted, it simply says "Karasawa family" in the most modern font. I assumed the photo is a part of a T shirt or something that someone recently had had printed for your family as a souvenir.

By the way, you are free to contact the municipal or library of the place your ancestor first departed from in Japan. I found out a lot about my ancestor by doing so, although I wrote in Japanese.
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