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38.Family crest of Nambu Nobunao

9 stars on chests of 2 cranes




Male & female cranes facing each other, spreading their wings. You can see 9 stars drawn on each of their chests.

What do the 9 stars mean?

  • 9 stars appear in Ancient Hindu astrology, and it found its way into Japan with the teaching of Buddha.
  • The big star in the middle represents Saturn. Ancient India is the origin of Buddhism.

Castle's name that stamp this family crest

・Sannohe castle(Aomori)
・Shichinohe castle(Aomori)
・Ne castle(Aomori)
・Morioka castle(Iwate)
・Hanamaki castle(Iwate)
・Nabekura castle(Iwate)

List of Japanese Sengoku-busho's family crest