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Japanese Design Motifs;
4260 Illustrations of Heraldic Crests
(Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
by Matsuya, Fumie Adachi
Our Price: $10.36  You Save: $2.59 (20%)
Paperback - 216 pages (March 1978)

The 4,260 individual designs collected here represent the 900-year-old tradition of Japanese family crests. This unabridged republication of the catalog originally compiled around 1913 by the Matsuya Piece-Goods Store in Tokyo contains a translation of the original Foreword plus a new Introduction by Fumie Adachi and a new English Index.
This is a great resource for anyone interested in designed Japanese personas in recreation groups, or for simply looking at the pretty pictures. one of my favorite books to scan through.
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Traditional Japanese Crest Designs
by Clarence Pearson Hornung
Our Price: $4.76  You Save: $1.19 (20%)
Paperback - 44 pages (February 1987)

A good reference for the genre with over 500 crests.    45 pages with about 12 crests per page make this book a useful reference tool for designers and others.   Each page takes a subject such as mountains, plum blossom or ivy and demonstrates the variety of crests that have been made for each theme.    It will probably have an interesting life as part of my book collection and become a useful resource.


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