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1.Family crest of Akechi Mitsuhide

A flower called balloon flower (Kikyo)


Family crest of Akechi Mitsuhide


Small, lovely balloon flowers bloom again in the following year. It was a popular choice for family crest designs since these pretty flowers have the ability to withstand harsh conditions.

What is balloon flower (Kikyo)?

  • A type of wild flower from East Asia, Balloon flower is highly tolerant against cold weather; its leaves may fall off, but its roots can still survive through snowy period.


Castle's name that stamp this family crest

・Gifu castle(Gifu)
・Akechi castle(Gifu)
・Toki-akechi castle(Gifu)
・Sakamoto castle(Shiga)
・Fukuchiyama castle(Kyoto)

Akechi Mitsuhide

portrait of Akechi Mitsuhide

List of Japanese Sengoku-busho's family crest