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Fuji Kamon Engraving
Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria) - 「藤」 in Japanese.
The Fuji is one of the 10 most used family emblems (judaimon) in Japan.
The Fujiwara House and its branches, the most powerful noble family of Kyoto during the Heian period (794-1185), were probably the first to use the wisteria as their emblem, possibly because they had the character fuji (wisteria) inside their name. However, many people soon began to adopt a wisteria emblem as well, because they believed it would somehow attract the good fortune that seemed to endlessly bless the Fujiwara.
Sagari Fuji (descending wisteria).
The most ancient Fuji emblem, used by the Fujiwara. The Fuji mon has about 900 known variations nowadays.
Agari Fuji (ascending wisteria).
The Agari Fuji, or ascending wisteria, is also a very old emblem. The Isonokami shrine in Nara prefecture, one of the oldest shinto shrines in Japan, uses the Agarifuji as an emblem.
Maru ni Sagari Fuji (descending wisteria in a ring).
The most commonly used Sagari Fuji variation nowadays.
Maru ni Agari Fuji (ascending wisteria in a ring).
The most commonly used Agari Fuji variation nowadays.
Kuroda Fuji Tomoe (Kuroda Clan’s Tomoe-shaped wisteria).
This mon was used by Kuroda Kanbei, later baptized with the name "Don Simeon". His mon was one of the fanciest at that time. Forced to apostatize and renounce his christian faith by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, he became a buddhist monk under the name "Josui", a bold homage to "Joshua"...
How to Order - Service Description
Select your Kamon size
1.5 cm fits on all weapons and is fairly small for a Kamon. We recommend this size only for Kamon with few details. Fits all weapons, including 24 mm Jo.
2 cm can be considered as standard. It fits on most weapons, except on the thinnest weapons such as the 24 mm Jo.
2.5 cm is fairly big and will not fit on thin Koryu Bokken, Tanto, Bo, Hanbo, and Jo.
If the selected size is too big for the ordered weapon, the Kamon will be adapted to the maximum engravable size.
- Select your Kamon design
Select Kamon position
If you wish to offset the position in regard to a name engraving ordered from the product page, please use the "additional instructions" field.
If you order several weapons, please use the field "additional instructions" to specify which weapon should be engraved.
All special requests must be discussed prior to placing your order. If you have a doubt, email us before placing your order.
One Kamon = One engraving. For more than one engraving, add the Kamon as many time as desired with the correct options.
This is not a product but an engraving service that can only be ordered as part of a simultaneous purchase with a product on which to engrave.
- Select your Kamon size