42.Family crest of Hosokawa Tadaoki
9 stars appear in Ancient Hindu astrology, and it found its way into Japan with the teaching of Buddha.
What's the star at the center of the nine stars?
- The nine stars are said to originally be based on the idea of astrology based on ancient Indian astronomy.
- According to the ancient Indian astrology, the big star in the center represents Saturn. The idea is different from the modern geocentric theory of planets orbiting the sun.
- Ancient India is also the birthplace of Buddhism. Therefore, along with the introduction of Buddhism, the idea of astrology was introduced into Japan.
Castle's name that stamp this family crest
*There are many kinds of Gojoin for Kokura Castle. One of them is the Gojoin of Tadaoki Hosokawa, the first lord of Kokura castle.