Carriage Wheel

TransliterationGenji guruma
TranslationGenji wheel
NotesAssociated with the Heian classic, The Tale of Genji, and popular as a motif from the late Heian period. See also Element of the Week: Carriage Wheel at Fireflies Sing.
SourcesDower, John. The Elements Of Japanese Design: Handbook Of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism. Weatherhill, 1990. pg. 130.
Turnbull, Stephen. Samurai Heraldry. Osprey Publishing, 2002. pg. 59. (for image)
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japanese Family Crests. Graphic-sha, 2001. pg. 164 fig. 5. (for Japanese)
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