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11.Family crest of Ukita Naoie/Hideie

Swords & wood sorrel leaves

 

Family crest of Ukita Naoie/Hideie

  

 
Design that consists of swords & wood sorrel leaves. Wood sorrel leaves have heart-shaped leaves, and the plant itself symbolizes prosperity of descendants due to its strong vitality & fertility.
 
The Chosokabe family also adopted the  family of crestwood sorrel leaves.However, its design is different from that of the Ukita family.
 

 

What is "wood sorrel leaves" ?

  • Wood sorrel looks like a clover that naturally grow on fields & roadsides, but the shape of clover leaves are more round. Wood sorrels germinate well even when they get stomped over or weeded out, which proves they have strong vitality & fertility. They bear cute yellow flowers.
 

Castle's name that stamp this family crest

 ・Okayama castle(Okayama)

List of Japanese Sengoku-busho's family crest