> Very actually, the blazon in Kamon Kakei Jiten by Yoshida gives "Maru ni juji"
> for the Shimazu kamon shown on page 160.
Really? That's a surprise. I guess it shouldn't be, though, as that's much
easier to picture than a snaffle-bit, which in any case could well be square
instead of round.
> This entry is the provinance of the
> corresponding entry on the St. Gabriel web page. At about the time I wrote the
> article posted to St. Gabriel, I was trying to get a short list of Japanese
> kamon placed on the CoA list of protected famous armoury. As it currently
> stands, the arms of Canadian provinces, some Japanese governmental kamon, and
> some other stuff which is in current use by governmnets is omitted from the
> CoA's list of protected mundane armoury. This reflects the particular bias of
> Master Talan who was primarily responsible for compiling this list.
I've often thought about trying to register "three hearts cojoined at the point
within an annulet"--- <G>