30.Family crest of Takenaka Hambee
9 bamboo leaves
9 leaves of bamboo are drawn inside a circle. Bamboo is a symbol of vitality & strength.
What is bamboo in Japan?
- Bamboo leaves don’t wither nor fall down during winter – they are always green & sturdy regardless of the seasons. Once bamboo shoots emerge from the ground, they will grow fast & straight up and become bamboo trees quickly.
- This is why bamboos are regarded as a symbol of vitality & strength.
Castle's name that stamp this family crest