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37.Family crest of Niwa Nagahide

Cross bracing




A simple design with 2 sticks being crossed in X shape.
This crossed sticks means brace.

What is a brace?

  • These two crossed sticks are said to represent a brace.
  • It is used in the construction of wooden buildings and is a reinforcing material that can be inserted diagonally between pillars.
  • Japan is a country with many big earthquakes. Therefore, brace is used in many wooden buildings.


Castle's name that stamp this family crest

Shirakawa-komine castle(福島)

List of Japanese Sengoku-busho's family crest