Japanese heraldry & design motifs
|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.
|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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