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That was an interesting read about one of the legendary "Spears of Shizugatake", some sources also have this Mon used by the Hatakeyama, or at least a branch of them.

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I looked up Hawley's mon book p.85 and it says (as Piers said) WAKISAKA Yasuharu 1555-1626...a General.

Also TATSUNO of Harima...Daimyo.

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Just seems to be the igeta (well top) in a circle... Hawley p.79 gives about 9 examples...none with 'ichi' in the centre. You'll have to search...

Sorry,

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Waiting on this one to arrive, a Mon I haven't seen on a sword before:

 

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John,

Forgive my nosing into something I know almost nothing about, but a website purporting to show Samurai clan mon says this one is "Kunishi". Link: http://www.samurai-archives.com/crest3.html

 

I don't know how much credence to put on that. I have a hanging wysteria mon, that most guys say is "Fujiwara", but this site says it is "Naito".

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A place name too.

As a stand-alone word, it also has a meaning of, 'standing in for someone who came before'.代居 代わりいる https://kotobank.jp/word/%E4%BB%A3%E5%B1%85-2025539

 

〘自ワ上一〙 前者に代わりその地位につく。代わってその地位にいる。
※蜻蛉(974頃)上「廿よ日のほどにかくれさせ給ひぬ。東宮、すなはちかはりゐさせ給」
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It's on a Yasukuni-To so it must have had some significance at the time, certainly seen family names on these but I can't ever recall seeing a phrase before, very interesting!

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Bruce,  I saw that kamon on a helmet in Turino, Italy, that had been given to the Duke of Savoy by the Japanese mission. It isn't listed in Iemon no Jiten by Seishi, so the family mayhave died out.

 

Ian Bottomley

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Perhaps not specifically related, but it has always puzzled me, on a Koshirae that was purported to be a Generals there are three cuts through the leaf of the cherry blossom on the opposite side of the Kabutogane. This is something I have never seen before on another sword.

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Hi Bruce,

 

If you count the petals on the illustration "Toyotomi" Kamon and the ones of yours, there is a distinct difference.

 

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"Toyotomi" Kamon is 5 7 5, yours is 3 5 3

 

 

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6 hours ago, Grim Reaper said:

Hi Bruce,

 

If you count the petals on the illustration "Toyotomi" Kamon and the ones of yours, there is a distinct difference.

 

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"Toyotomi" Kamon is 5 7 5, yours is 3 5 3

 

 

Good catch Malcolm!

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Cannot find that one. Spatulate tridents.(?)They look somewhat like Yasu fishing spears, crossed. 簎・矠 or ヤス.

 

Perhaps Kanji, or a Buddhist connection?

 

Dang, I've lent out all my Kamon books, and now, just when I need them...

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