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Inazuma Kamon Engraving
Lightning - 「稲妻」 in Japanese
The word tsuma in Japanese means "wife", but it has not always been the case: it actually used to mean "husband" on the contrary, and so inazuma, or "rice’s husband", began to designate lightning. It comes from an old folk belief that when lightning strikes, it sows the seeds of the rice fields, making flashes a sign of future good harvests. Accordingly, the Inazuma mon could symbolise wealth and prosperity.
The Inazuma is a rather rare mon, with only about 60 known variations.
Ito Inazuma (Ito Clan’s Inazuma).
The Inazuma mon was (and still is) a rare emblem. It’s most notable bearers were the Ito, lords of the Okada Domain, who used it as a sub-emblem.
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