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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.