Kamon - The family crest is a graphic design,
conveying history of a family to the people in the present and also in the future.

MON - variety goods using Kamon (family crest) pattern
The “traditional” pattern of the Kamon,
layered with “modern” taste create a design for our daily use.
Through Kamon, bring the thoughts and memories of our ancestors
casually into today's lifestyle.

Concept

The Scottish tartan check has a unique pattern that has been handed down from generation to generation. Same as this custom, each Japanese family has its own “Kamon(family crest)”.

The Kamon was born for aristocrats in the Heian period to be used as their crests and samurai adopted this custom. Later, it had been spread to the samurais' vassals, then to the normal citizens, so that Kamon has been generally used as a sign to indicate belongingness to the family.

Motifs of Kamon were created with Japanese sensibilities, and their combinations are various. While reading a Kamon, it can gradually tell us the long history of the family. The Kamon may contain such deep and various meanings.

Sophisticated patterns of Kamons have been used not only for the family's mark, but also for designs of kimono and belts for long time. Japanese Kamon was introduced to the world for the first time at the Paris Expo in 1879, the world-famous French bag manufacturer was deeply impressed with the motif and inspired. It is said that the motif of their famous brand logo was born from this inspiration. MON expresses the Kamons in a more modern and stylish way.

casual chic/traditional basic
casual chic/traditional basic

About MON

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Kazumi Yamakura

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Products

casual Products

Casual

The pattern of MON can also express the meaning of KISSHO(auspiciousness), so by making a present you can wish the happiness of the recipient at the same time. You will also enjoy your conversation with the recipient about the pattern of Kamon on the given card case or bag.

Casual Products
chic/tradition

Chic / Tradition

While well-known craftsmen dye and sew silk thread with their unparalleled techniques, exquisite changes in the color of the thread are created, and they turn into the lively expression of the products.

Chic / Tradition Products
basic Products

Basic

in former times, Japanese people folded their wrapping cloth and hand towels into various shapes like origami to make a bag called Azumabukuro and carried various things with them. Inspired by their sensitivity, we arranged Azumabukuro into stylish and functional eco bags.

Basic Products

Stores

Shijo Wabiza store

Shijo Wabiza

〒605-0073
275, Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

http://www.kurochiku.co.jp/wabiza/
Toei Kyoto Studio Park store

Toei Kyoto Studio Park

〒616-8161
10 Dazai East, Hachiokacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

http://www.toei-eigamura.com
Kamihichiken store

Kamihichiken Store

Imadegawa-dori Shichihommatsu-nishiiru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

25th of every month AM11:00 - PM4:00

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