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The Kamon themselves can be either formal or informal, depending on the formality of the kimono. Very formal kimono display more Kamon, frequently in a manner that makes them more conspicuous.
In the dress of the high class people, the Kamon could be found on both sides of the chest, on each sleeve, and in the middle of the back.
Since the Nara Period, when Shotokutaishi Prince Shotoku lived, various designs had decorated furniture and dishes which later were not only for artistic quality, but also to distinguish the property of Kuge who served the Imperial court.
This theory on the origin of Kamon is considered to be the most prevalent. There was a strong sense of color in the design, but by the Kamakura period the Kamon had gradually developed and evolved to take on the more traditional role and connotations of Kamon and served as proof of ownership.
The Minamoto clan flew a white flag and the Taira clan flew a red flag on the battlefield in order to distinguish friend from foe. Therefore, it can be considered that Buke's Kamon were also created in the latter part of the Heian Period as well as those of Kuge, but only a few Kamon were seen then and its explosive proliferation began after the Kamakura Period.
During the Kamakura Period, when there were many wars raging, like the Jokyu no ran and Bunei-Koan no eki, they provide many opportunities for samurai to prove themselves in battle.
To identify themselves, confirm their achievements and distinguish friend from foe, samurai decorated all manner of things with Kamon, including Manmaku, flags, Umajirushi and sword scabbards.
Kamon were a kind of alternate identity so, it was increasingly used among samurai to show who they were. In addition, the increased use of Kamon was also motivated by recognizing achievements that contributed to clans they belonged to in the ancient samurai society.
While Kamon were spreading rapidly among samurai during the Kamakura Period, Kuge did not have a need to use Kamon to boast their achievements.
The use of Kamon almost died out at the beginning of Muromachi Period. The idea to use crests to identify a specific clan originated from the samurai class and the status of the clan, or Myoji, originally communicated it's power and history.
Therefore, Kamon of Kuge can be perceived as 'an invented tradition,' adopted by the samurai class. Muromachi Period During the period of the Northern and Southern Courts Japan the clothes, Hitatare ancient ceremonial court robe to which Kamon such as 'Daimon' were sewn, became popular among samurai.
During the Muromachi Period, clothes with emblems were called ceremonial robes, but the idea that an emblem sewn on a ceremonial robe should have been a Kamon was not a common one.
The idea is said to have begun around the Higashiyama period, the middle of Muromachi period, when clothes like 'Suo' and 'Kataginu,' developed from Daimon, were becoming fashionable.
Around the same time, haori a Japanese formal coat was created. In addition, some families with the same Myoji had a common Kamon, but at the beginning of the Muromachi Period battles among them increased.
Using the same Kamon caused confusion between friend and foe so, that the number of Kamon rapidly began to increase around this time. This design remained popular during the Edo Period, and at the time when glitzy Kamon were popular during the Genroku era, and overbearing showy people especially favored using them.
Edo Period During the peaceful, tranquil, rather uneventful, Edo Period, there were few hard battles fought among samurai so, the former practical role of Kamon, such as; distinguishing friend from foe in battle, had changed to be a kind of symbol of authority.
While common farmers, tradesmen and craftsmen could not officially use Myoji, they were not regulated concerning the use of Kamon that became to function as signs of a family or a clan.
Farmers, tradesmen, and craftsmen, could not officially use Myoji so, many of them used private Myoji in the villages.
This originated from the structure of the village in the Medieval times, and Jizamurai provincial samurai in the middle ages, who engaged in agriculture during peacetime and Otonabyakusho used Myoji.
Therefore, followers, Nago and Hikan, used the same Myoji as that of their ruler, based upon their territorial connections. Kamon were handed down in each family with this Myoji and began to be used among the common people's private Myoji in recent times.
Kamon does not necessarily correspond to blood line except in cases where descent is clear especially among common people even if Kamon is common in a noble family, it does not mean they have common blood.
Also, during the Edo Period, the custom of including Kamon on ceremonial dress such as 'Haori' and 'Kamishimo,' became common place.
Besides, common Kamon also became decorative and Kamon of samurai and common people were both designed to be glitzy and graceful.
It is thought that during this period, bilaterally symmetrical and diphycercal and circled Kamon began to increase.
After Meiji Period During the Meiji Period, although Western culture was introduced, western clothing did not rapidly become widespread except for among the higher class, and common people instead began to increasingly use Kamon for example, on Mompuku clothing decorated with one's family crest and tombstones, thanks for the abolishment of the caste system.
They were also often used as a symbol of nationalism or family. For example, Kamon were shaped to order on the grip of Gunto saber by silversmiths.
After defeat in World War II, social pressure, which peaked during the war, was denied as 'militaristic' and 'feudalistic,' and Kamon was seen as one of the fostering symbols.
Accordingly, with the increasing interest in Western culture, people had seldom put on Mompuku and as a result have become less familiar with Kamon.
However, almost all families have more than one Kamon even today, which have been used on ceremonial occasions. Moreover, from an aesthetic aspect, Japanese Kamon are well known abroad because of the symbolic design and simple structure, and is often used in various designs.
History of "Kamon" Symbols in Japan. Various Kamon can be seen in the Battle of Sekigahara. Imperial Crest. Royal Akishinonomiya. Royal Hitachinomiya.
Royal Mikasanomiya. Royal Katsuranomiya. Royal Takamadonomiya. Royal Chichibunomiya. Royal Takamatsumiya. Police Crest. Fire Department Crest.
Government Crest. Aoi no Maru. Kageshiriawase Mitsuaoi. Migibanare Tachiaoi. Echizen Gokan Mitsuaoi. Echizen Mitsuaoi. Hana Aoi Giri.
Hanatsuki Wari Aoi. Hanatsuki Itsutsu Aoi. Hanatsuki Mitsu Aoi. Hanatsuki Mitsuwari Aoi. Hanatsuki Yotsubishi Aoi. Hanatsuki Oi Aoi. Hanatsuki Futaba Aoi.
Hanatsuki Daki Aoi. Aizu Mitsu Aoi. Hiraki Kamoaoi. Waritsuru Aoibishi. Maru ni Hitotsu Aoi. Maru ni Ken Hutatsu Aoi. Maru ni Mitsu Aoi.
Maru ni Mitsuura Aoi. Maru Shiriawase Mitsuaoi. Maru Mitsukage Mitsuaoi. Maru Kawaribana Mitsuaoi. Kawarimukou Hanabishi.
Kishu Mitsuaoi. Ken Mitsubishi. Ken Itsutsubishi. Itsutsu Ura Aoi. Recent studies have shown that literacy in kanji among other groups in society was somewhat higher than previously understood.
For example, court documents, birth and death records and marriage records from the Kamakura period, submitted by farmers, were prepared in Kanji.
Both the kanji literacy rate and skills in math improved toward the end of Kamakura period. Some samurai had buke bunko , or "warrior library", a personal library that held texts on strategy, the science of warfare, and other documents that would have proved useful during the warring era of feudal Japan.
One such library held 20, volumes. The upper class had Kuge bunko , or "family libraries", that held classics, Buddhist sacred texts, and family histories, as well as genealogical records.
Literacy was generally high among the warriors and the common classes as well. The feudal lord Asakura Norikage — AD noted the great loyalty given to his father, due to his polite letters, not just to fellow samurai, but also to the farmers and townspeople:.
There were to Lord Eirin's character many high points difficult to measure, but according to the elders the foremost of these was the way he governed the province by his civility.
It goes without saying that he acted this way toward those in the samurai class, but he was also polite in writing letters to the farmers and townspeople, and even in addressing these letters he was gracious beyond normal practice.
In this way, all were willing to sacrifice their lives for him and become his allies. In a letter dated 29 January , St Francis Xavier observed the ease of which the Japanese understood prayers due to the high level of literacy in Japan at that time:.
There are two kinds of writing in Japan, one used by men and the other by women; and for the most part both men and women, especially of the nobility and the commercial class, have a literary education.
The bonzes, or bonzesses, in their monasteries teach letters to the girls and boys, though rich and noble persons entrust the education of their children to private tutors.
Most of them can read, and this is a great help to them for the easy understanding of our usual prayers and the chief points of our holy religion. In a letter to Father Ignatius Loyola at Rome , Xavier further noted the education of the upper classes:.
The Nobles send their sons to monasteries to be educated as soon as they are 8 years old, and they remain there until they are 19 or 20, learning reading, writing and religion; as soon as they come out, they marry and apply themselves to politics.
They are discreet, magnanimous and lovers of virtue and letters, honouring learned men very much. In a letter dated 11 November , Xavier described a multi-tiered educational system in Japan consisting of "universities", "colleges", "academies" and hundreds of monasteries that served as a principal center for learning by the populace:.
But now we must give you an account of our stay at Cagoxima. We put into that port because the wind was adverse to our sailing to Meaco, which is the largest city in Japan, and most famous as the residence of the King and the Princes.
It is said that after four months are passed the favourable season for a voyage to Meaco will return, and then with the good help of God we shall sail thither.
The distance from Cagoxima is three hundred leagues. We hear wonderful stories about the size of Meaco: they say that it consists of more than ninety thousand dwellings.
There is a very famous University there, as well as five chief colleges of students, and more than two hundred monasteries of bonzes, and of others who are like coenobites, called Legioxi, as well as of women of the same kind, who are called Hamacutis.
These are situated round Meaco, with short distances between them, and each is frequented by about three thousand five hundred scholars.
Besides these there is the Academy at Bandou, much the largest and most famous in all Japan, and at a great distance from Meaco. Bandou is a large territory, ruled by six minor princes, one of whom is more powerful than the others and is obeyed by them, being himself subject to the King of Japan, who is called the Great King of Meaco.
The things that are given out as to the greatness and celebrity of these universities and cities are so wonderful as to make us think of seeing them first with our own eyes and ascertaining the truth, and then when we have discovered and know how things really are, of writing an account of them to you.
They say that there are several lesser academies besides those which we have mentioned. A samurai was usually named by combining one kanji from his father or grandfather and one new kanji.
Samurai normally used only a small part of their total name. A man was addressed by his family name and his title, or by his yobina if he did not have a title.
However, the nanori was a private name that could be used by only a very few, including the emperor. Samurai could choose their own nanori and frequently changed their names to reflect their allegiances.
Samurai's were given the privilege of carrying 2 swords and using 'samurai surnames' to identify themselves from the common people.
Samurai had arranged marriages, which were arranged by a go-between of the same or higher rank. While for those samurai in the upper ranks this was a necessity as most had few opportunities to meet women , this was a formality for lower-ranked samurai.
Most samurai married women from a samurai family, but for lower-ranked samurai, marriages with commoners were permitted. In these marriages a dowry was brought by the woman and was used to set up the couple's new household.
A samurai could take concubines , but their backgrounds were checked by higher-ranked samurai. In many cases, taking a concubine was akin to a marriage.
Kidnapping a concubine, although common in fiction, would have been shameful, if not criminal. If the concubine was a commoner, a messenger was sent with betrothal money or a note for exemption of tax to ask for her parents' acceptance.
Even though the woman would not be a legal wife, a situation normally considered a demotion, many wealthy merchants believed that being the concubine of a samurai was superior to being the legal wife of a commoner.
When a merchant's daughter married a samurai, her family's money erased the samurai's debts, and the samurai's social status improved the standing of the merchant family.
If a samurai's commoner concubine gave birth to a son, the son could inherit his father's social status. A samurai could divorce his wife for a variety of reasons with approval from a superior, but divorce was, while not entirely nonexistent, a rare event.
A wife's failure to produce a son was cause for divorce, but adoption of a male heir was considered an acceptable alternative to divorce.
A samurai could divorce for personal reasons, even if he simply did not like his wife, but this was generally avoided as it would embarrass the person who had arranged the marriage.
A woman could also arrange a divorce, although it would generally take the form of the samurai divorcing her. After a divorce, samurai had to return the betrothal money, which often prevented divorces.
Maintaining the household was the main duty of women of the samurai class. This was especially crucial during early feudal Japan, when warrior husbands were often traveling abroad or engaged in clan battles.
The wife, or okugatasama meaning: one who remains in the home , was left to manage all household affairs, care for the children, and perhaps even defend the home forcibly.
For this reason, many women of the samurai class were trained in wielding a polearm called a naginata or a special knife called the kaiken in an art called tantojutsu lit.
There were women who actively engaged in battles alongside male samurai in Japan, although most of these female warriors were not formal samurai.
A samurai's daughter's greatest duty was political marriage. These women married members of enemy clans of their families to form a diplomatic relationship.
These alliances were stages for many intrigues, wars and tragedies throughout Japanese history. A woman could divorce her husband if he did not treat her well and also if he was a traitor to his wife's family.
A famous case was that of Oda Tokuhime Daughter of Oda Nobunaga ; irritated by the antics of her mother-in-law, Lady Tsukiyama the wife of Tokugawa Ieyasu , she was able to get Lady Tsukiyama arrested on suspicion of communicating with the Takeda clan then a great enemy of Nobunaga and the Oda clan.
Ieyasu also arrested his own son, Matsudaira Nobuyasu , who was Tokuhime's husband, because Nobuyasu was close to his mother Lady Tsukiyama.
To assuage his ally Nobunaga, Ieyasu had Lady Tsukiyama executed in and that same year ordered his son to commit seppuku to prevent him from seeking revenge for the death of his mother.
Traits valued in women of the samurai class were humility, obedience, self-control, strength, and loyalty. Ideally, a samurai wife would be skilled at managing property, keeping records, dealing with financial matters, educating the children and perhaps servants as well , and caring for elderly parents or in-laws that may be living under her roof.
Confucian law, which helped define personal relationships and the code of ethics of the warrior class, required that a woman show subservience to her husband, filial piety to her parents, and care to the children.
Too much love and affection was also said to indulge and spoil the youngsters. Thus, a woman was also to exercise discipline.
Though women of wealthier samurai families enjoyed perks of their elevated position in society, such as avoiding the physical labor that those of lower classes often engaged in, they were still viewed as far beneath men.
Women were prohibited from engaging in any political affairs and were usually not the heads of their household.
This does not mean that women in the samurai class were always powerless. Powerful women both wisely and unwisely wielded power at various occasions.
Throughout history, several women of the samurai class have acquired political power and influence, even though they have not received these privileges de jure.
Nene , wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, was known to overrule her husband's decisions at times, and Yodo-dono , his concubine, became the de facto master of Osaka castle and the Toyotomi clan after Hideyoshi's death.
Tachibana Ginchiyo was chosen to lead the Tachibana clan after her father's death. Yamauchi Chiyo , wife of Yamauchi Kazutoyo, has long been considered the ideal samurai wife.
According to legend, she made her kimono out of a quilted patchwork of bits of old cloth and saved pennies to buy her husband a magnificent horse, on which he rode to many victories.
The fact that Chiyo though she is better known as "Wife of Yamauchi Kazutoyo" is held in such high esteem for her economic sense is illuminating in the light of the fact that she never produced an heir and the Yamauchi clan was succeeded by Kazutoyo's younger brother.
The source of power for women may have been that samurai left their finances to their wives. As the Tokugawa period progressed more value became placed on education, and the education of females beginning at a young age became important to families and society as a whole.
Marriage criteria began to weigh intelligence and education as desirable attributes in a wife, right along with physical attractiveness.
Though many of the texts written for women during the Tokugawa period only pertained to how a woman could become a successful wife and household manager, there were those that undertook the challenge of learning to read, and also tackled philosophical and literary classics.
Nearly all women of the samurai class were literate by the end of the Tokugawa period. Kasuga no Tsubone fighting robbers - Adachi Ginko c.
Hangaku Gozen by Yoshitoshi , ca. Japanese woman preparing for jigai female version of seppuku. Yuki no Kata defending Anotsu castle.
One of the most prominent figures among them was Kim Yeocheol, who was granted the Japanese name Wakita Naokata and promoted to Commissioner of Kanazawa city.
The English sailor and adventurer William Adams — was among the first Westerners to receive the dignity of samurai.
He was provided with generous revenues: "For the services that I have done and do daily, being employed in the Emperor's service, the Emperor has given me a living".
Letters [ who? He finally wrote "God hath provided for me after my great misery", Letters [ who? Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn , a Dutch colleague of Adams on their ill-fated voyage to Japan in the ship De Liefde, was also given similar privileges by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Joosten likewise became a hatamoto samurai  and was given a residence within Ieyasu's castle at Edo. On a return journey from Batavia , Joosten drowned after his ship ran aground.
Di Chiara was also tortured and eventually became an apostate as well. After the Shimabara Rebellion in , he arrived on the island of Oshima and was immediately arrested in June There are descendants of samurai in foreign countries.
They are descendants of the first Japanese official envoy to Spain which included Hasekura Tsunenaga around Reenactors with Tanegashima at Himeji Castle Festival.
As far back as the seventh century Japanese warriors wore a form of lamellar armor , which evolved into the armor worn by the samurai. These early samurai armors were made from small individual scales known as kozane.
The kozane were made from either iron or leather and were bound together into small strips, and the strips were coated with lacquer to protect the kozane from water.
Unlike the knights of Europe - who did not inherit the title but were given it by the reigning monarch - the samurai's wife and children were also samurai.
The sword became the symbol of the samurai, and the specific sword known as the katana, was curved, slender, and single-edged with a long grip that could be held with both hands.
His armour was of leather or iron and covered with lacquer - not wood or bamboo as popularly believed. The armour and helmet of Darth Vader appears to be based on that of the samurai, circa Symbols of the sun , moon , and stars were used by the samurai and appeared on their helmets and flags.
Their celestial powers were believed to aid the warrior in battle. Some of the samurai tattoo designs can be quite complex and creepy especially when combined with different elements like the one below.
The design looks great with all the features and the colors used blending quite well. The samurai tattoo design below is a combination of an intricate helmet that symbolizes power with the facial expression looking so creepy and scary.
The design expresses elements of rage and power towards the enemy. The tattoo is well designed but quite scary although it works well to send fear and chills towards the enemy.
The one color used in expressing the design makes it to look entirely eye-catching. The samurai tattoo design below looks quite complex with the combination of koi fish making the entire design to look quite spectacular.
Use of weapons are part of samurai tattoo designs and works well to enhance the meaning and complexity of the design.
The design below looks quite spectacular with the color combination and the clouds creating such a magnificent outlook.
The samurai tattoo design below is an expression of great artistic work with the facial expression showing courage and strength.
It takes great expertise and experience in tattooing to be able to design such intricate designs. The samurai design below looks so real like the image has been sticked at the place.
The fully armed samurai tattoo design enhances the masculine features of the wearer and the overall outlook. Modern tattoo inking has made it possible to ink intricate designs with high level of precision.
The samurai tattoo design below is a real indication of bravery and it is inked with great precision. Samurai tattoo designs can also be worn by ladies especially when beautiful combination of elements are used like in the design below.
The combination of the sword and flowers makes the entire design so cute and ideal for ladies. Samurai tattoo designs is not for the weak hearted especially if inking is done in the traditional way given its extremely painful than the modern inking methods.
The tattoo is also large which also makes the process of inking to last quite long. Samurai tattoos are generally large and tends to look stunning when done on the large surface areas of the body like the back, the upper arms, chest and other ares.
The samurai tattoo design below looks spectacular with the lighting and half moon incorporated which makes it to look quite complex.
Before settling on the samurai tattoo to ink, one should take time to think appropriately consider the different types of samurai tattoo and their symbolic meanings.
The inking should also be done only by an expert tattoo artist with experience in samurai tattoo designs. There are images that are known to be popular with samurai tattoo designs like the inclusion of a hose, sword, helmet and war attires.
The design below incorporates some of the features which makes the entire design to look so breathtaking and elegant. The samurai design below looks creepy yet stunning with the colors blending so well.
Use of elements like the skull in samurai tattoo designs is normally common and the appearance of skull can be scaring to many people who sees the design.
The upper part of the body like the arm is one of the places in the body that is commonly used for inking large tattoos like the samurai tattoo.
The samurai tattoo design below looks spectacular with the color combination and other features blending so well. Throughout the rest of the film we see Kambei rubbing his head where his knot used to be.
It becomes a symbol of his moral compass and the personal responsibility he feels to protect others—he rubs it when he ponders difficult questions that might gravely affect others.
When Kambei laments that he let a good swordsman get away, Gorobei assures him that the "they say the fish that gets away looks bigger than it really is.
Kambei and Gorobei often speak in such allegorical platitudes throughout the film.