37.Family crest of Niwa Nagahide
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