6.Family crest of Ii Naomasa
Citrus fruit called Tachibana orange
Tachibana orange is a citrus fruit found in Japan since ancient times. it smells very nice that it was even mentioned in ancient Japanese literature “The Tale of Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu.
What is "Tachibana orange" ?
- Usually, citrus fruits only grow in warm areas. but Tachibana orange is an evergreen tree that can endure snowy weather. With its representation of strong vitality & eternity, Tachibana orange became a popular choice for family crest design.
Castle's name that stamp this family crest