Re: [SCA-JML] heraldry stuff
- Noble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig! Alas, pretty much all of the English language
books and a lot of the Japanese books on kamon treat them as art and
not as a matter of serious historical study. Last I heard, passing a
new charge requires rather more than simply three sources. The problem
has to do with the way in which the CoA treats charges in general. You
will do better to determine what the charge represents, document it
in Western Europe in at least three different countries and then use
the Japanese depiction under the artistic license approach to things.
Kamakura is just fine for documentation. Just use the end date for
the Kamakura period. Another problem is that glyphs are pretty much
banned by the Rules for Submission of the College of Arms.
However, the College of Arms may have warmed up a bit to the idea of
Japanese armoury in the last few years, and I am supposeably working
on an article about pre-modern Japanese kamon.
Your Humble Servant