Family Crest | Kamon | 家紋

In Japan, more than 2,000 family emblems derived from flowers and birds have been used since the Asuka period (6 to 8 century). The devices are similar to the badges and coats of arms in European heraldic tradition.

Family crests with a Ginkgo-leaf design are used in more than 100 patterns, classified by the number of leaves (1 to 16) and also by the arrangement of the leaves.