15.Family crest of Oda Nobunaga
Cross section of Japanese quince
Since cross section of a Japanese quince looks like a nest of a bird – a symbol of prosperity of descendants, it was a popular choice for family crest designs.
Why is the family crest of the Oda family a Japanese quince?
- Oda Nobunaga’s ancestors received a family crest with a design of cross section of Japanese quince as a gift from the Asakura clan, which is why both clans have similar family crests.
The Oda family crest originated from the Asakura family crest, however, the Oda family crest has 5 petals on its flower, which is not the case in the Asakura family crest design.
Castle's name that stamp this family crest