|Transliteration||Jyūroku yae kiku|
|Translation||Sixteen-petaled doubled chrysanthemum|
|Blazon||Argent, a doubled sixteen-petaled chrysanthemum sable.|
|Categories||Plant: Chrysanthemum (16), Color: Yellow on White|
|Notes||This is one of the few mon with restricted usage in period; it was the mon of the Emperor, and was only used as he commanded. Other similar mon are presumptuous for SCA use, as they imply imperial connections: for example, the back of a 14-petaled chrysanthemum was used by imperial princes, and Emperor Go Daigo used a 17-petaled version when exiled. Mon combining the chrysanthemum with other elements are more reasonable, signifying loyalty to the Emperor rather than a connection to him.|
|Sources||“Imperial Seal of Japan”. Wikipedia.|
Turnbull, Stephen. Samurai Heraldry. Osprey Publishing, 2002. pg. 6.
Turnbull, Stephen. Samurai Heraldry. Osprey Publishing, 2002. pg. 57.
“Imperial Seal of Japan.svg”. Wikimedia Commons. (for image)
“菊花紋章”. Japanese Wikipedia. (for Japanese)