Tokugawa Hollyhock

TransliterationMaru ni mitsu aoi
TranslationIn a circle, three hollyhock [leaves]
CategoriesEnclosure: Ring (Plants Emerging), Plant: Hollyhock, Color: Yellow on White
NotesThe Tokugawa family crest. The Tokugawa clan ruled Japan in the Edo period. Design supposedly refers to the mythical three-legged crow Yatagarasu. See also Mon of the Week: Hollyhock on Fireflies Sing.
SourcesTokugawa clan”. Wikipedia.
Tokugawa_family_crest.svg”. Wikimedia Commons. (for image)
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japanese Family Crests. Graphic-sha, 2001. pg. 6. (for Japanese)
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