ACTORS CRESTS
Gion Mamori [祇園守] the 2 song books

One crest of the Nakamura clan, used by the Nakamura Utaemon line of actors. This mon was used for the first time by Nakamura Utaemon I. Some Japanese scholars do think that this actor was secretely a Christian and that he used this cross-shaped crest as a secret symbol of his faith. Here are three samples:

 
Kasane ďgi-ni Daki Kashiwa [重ね扇抱柏] the oak symbol on two folding fans

One crest of the Onoe clan, used by the Onoe Kikugor˘ line of actors. This mon was used for the first time by Onoe Kikugor˘ I. Here are three samples:

 
Mimasu [三升] the three measures (of rice)

One crest of the Ichikawa clan, used by the Ichikawa Danjűr˘ and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ lines of actors. This mon was created by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ I. Here are three samples:

 
Mitsu Ich˘ [三ツ銀杏] the three ginkgo

One crest of the Matsumoto clan, used by the Matsumoto K˘shir˘ line of actors. This mon was used for the first time by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ I. It is currently used by Ichikawa Somegor˘ VII, not by his father Matsumoto K˘shir˘ IX, who selected a different one. Here are three samples:

 
Tachibana [] the mandarin orange tree

The crest of the Ichimura Uzaemon line of zamoto and actors. This mon was created by Ichimura Takenoj˘ I. Here are three samples:

 
Tsuru-no-Maru [鶴の丸] the crane in a circle

One crest of the Band˘ clan, used by the Band˘ Hikosabur˘ line of actors. This mon was used for the first time by Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I. Here are three samples:

 
Yattsu Yaguruma [八ツ矢車] the 8 arrows

The crest of the Nakamura Tomijűr˘ line of actors. This mon was also used by the Nakamura Noshio and the Nakamura Ky˘jűr˘ lines. Here are three samples:

 
Yui Wata [結綿] the spray of tied cotton

The crest of the Segawa clan, used by the Segawa Kikunoj˘ line of actors. This mon was used for the first time by Segawa Kikunoj˘ I. Here are three samples:

 
 
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