Three in Octogon

TransliterationSumi-kiri kaku ni san no ji
TranslationIn a corner-cut square, the character ‘three’
OwnerInaba (Ittetsu) Masanari
CategoriesCharacter: Number (Three), Enclosure: Other Geometric
NotesUsed on Inaba (Ittetsu) Masanari's messangers' back flags (sashimono). Enclosure may be a tray ("oshiki", 折敷) used to make religious offerings.
SourcesTurnbull, Stephen. Samurai Heraldry. Osprey Publishing, 2002. pg. 54.
Family Crests of Japan. Stone Bridge Press, 2007. pg. 90.
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japanese Family Crests. Graphic-sha, 2001. pg. 80.3. (for image)
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