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Japanese family crests
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1000: Japanese family crests

A total of 220 traditional family crests, or mon appear in this collection, presented as wood carvings. Some particularly significant ones appear in the centre - including the sixteen-petal chrysanthemum that is the mark of the Japanese Imperial Family (2nd from top), and the hollyhock crest of the Tokugawa Shogunate (2nd from bottom).

Rather like the coat of arms in Europe, these crests are now used almost entirely for decorative purposes. Incidentally, the red seal in the middle of the picture simply says "Collection of family crests" in stylised form.


Wikipedia article: Mon (badge)

* This puzzle is numbered on the back so it is possible to work out where a piece goes.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued February 2019
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10479 (1000-479 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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