Thursday, September 22, 2016
Japanese Family Crest.
On this journey to rediscover my ancestry, my husband found through one of his Japanese books, that each Japanese family has a symbol to represent them, called Kamon. So all those pretty pictures of symbols I used to see, that I thought it was just for decoration, have in fact a meaning, and a family behind. With a quick research on the Internet, he found the Kobayashi family crest. I found so inspiring, I had to paint it somewhere. We are using the symbol for our Taiko uniforms. A very cool way to teach the kids about their ancestry, and incorporate to our family activity.