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Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese Crests (original 1913; edition 1972)

by Matsuya Piece-Goods Store, Fumie Adachi (Translator)

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Title:Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese Crests
Authors:Matsuya Piece-Goods Store
Other authors:Fumie Adachi (Translator)
Info:Dover Publications (1972), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 213 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:crests, mon, reference

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Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese Crests by Matsuya Company (1913)



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A large collection of mon are displayed here; but little to no information is given in English. The Japanese kanji next to the mon are also of little help as they are descriptive such as "seven yabane in a wheel" rather than listing the family or school associated with the mon. An interesting book for graphic designers, perhaps, but not very useful for kamon identification. ( )
  tzippurah | Dec 17, 2012 |
A superb collection of kamon, or Japanese family crests. These appear on formal kimono as well as being used as design elements on other household items. A very affordable classic. ( )
  chamekke | Sep 15, 2005 |
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Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms — everything from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of variations. 4,260 illustrations. "The 4,260 marvelous heraldic emblems...are delicate, interesting, and perfect." — Lady's Circle Needlework.

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