Publisher description for Japanese design motifs; 4260 illustrations of heraldic crests. Compiled by the Matsuya Piece-Goods Store. Translated, and with a new introd., by Fumie Adachi.


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Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms—everything from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of variations. 4,260 illustrations. "The 4,260 marvelous heraldic emblems of Japan can be translated into embroidery designs...the shapes are delicate, interesting, and perfect."—Lady’s Circle Needlework.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Devices (Heraldry) Japan, Heraldry Japan