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The story behind our men's kimono 'Family Crest'

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One of our most popular men's kimonos is 'Family Crest' (shown above), a striking geometric design that includes a number of intriguing heraldic-like emblems. These family crests have a centuries-old tradition in Japan, starting with the nobility in feudal times, but then adopted by samurai warriors and later by commoners, continuing in popular use right up to the present day.

Our 'Family Crest' kimono displays six different crests, which we explain below. But first, a few words about this Japanese tradition.

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