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Can you identify this kamon? 2010/12/3 04:33
My host family gave me a beautiful pilgrimage robe with the Nembutsu on the back. I can't identify the kamon on the robe however. Does anyone recognize kamon #39 in this list? I believe the seal is from the Nagoya area but I can't find the name of it.

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by Jay (guest)  

? 2010/12/3 16:01
Name of the kamon itself? or the name of the family that uses the kamon?

I'm not an expert but I think it's called "ւɗ" or the "Standing Hollyhock in a Ring" which is similar to Tokugawa's hollyhock.

Who's used it? Not sure, but I guess not too many people did after Tokugawa became the shogun -- he banned use of the hollyhock outside of the Tokugawa family.

Tokugawa hailed from Mikawa which is close to Nagoya so you may be right about that part.
by jmarkley rate this post as useful

Looks like Tokugawa 2010/12/3 23:44
I can't see it so clearly, but isI think it Tokugawa's family crest?
by flower27 rate this post as useful

- - - - - 2010/12/4 01:21
It certainly looks like hollyhock, but it doesn't resemble the Tokugawa crest. I thought that Ieyasu came from the Suruga area.
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Maru ni Tachi-Aoi 2010/12/6 22:53
It looks similar to the kamon of Honda Family, a historical liege of Tokugawa Shogunate.
I don't know whether the presence of circle indicates a difference or just a variation. The bottomline is that the family who own it was connected with Tokugawa Shogunate because of Aoi, but not necessarily with a kinship.
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Thanks for the help 2010/12/7 10:03
Thanks guys, it certainly does look like the kamon for the Honda clan doesn't it? Considering the fact that the Honda clan settled near Nagoya, where I lived with my host family, that is proof enough for me. Thanks for helping me solve the mystery
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