Japanese Patterns of Design

About Patternz.jp


Patternz.jp is a team of a writer and a photographer exploring patterns (Japanese and everything), history, and culture. Born and raised in the northeast part of Japan, we took our culture for granted. Moved to the United States gave us the opportunity to reflect our own culture. What makes a Japanese culture unique and what we share in common with others?


Through digging Japanese history, we believe we can find more beauty through exploring patterns, designs, and spirits backed by our curiosity. We share the thoughts and images for the better understanding of what the country with the world’s largest history can offer. Enjoy exploring and discovering insights with us.


  • Hi there
    I think we have a similar story. We just found we have Kamon too. Our grand father Tamakitchi Matsuoka Osaka our Kamon is chigai takanoha.
    What services do you provide?

    • Hi Noriko-san,

      Thanks for contacting us!
      There is some information based on a set of the family name and the domicile of the family (the main birthplace),
      such as the possible line(s) your family came from sometimes it can be traced back to Emperor(s).

      Many Japanese family names have its origin in the domain (often the name of natural features) if it’s from samurai families.
      If it’s from court nobles, their name of the residence or the street name became their family names.

      So what we can provide are the possible origin and the history of a Japanese family name, and also of its crest.
      (We compile the report of those information in pdf.)

      Hope it helps!


    • Thanks for writing us, Mickie.

      Well, each family has each Kamon in Japan and even with the same family name, it doesn’t mean two different Sasano families have the same Kamon. So if you could provide us the birthplace of each family (region or Prefecture), it would lead us somewhere as a start.

      You can write us at http://www.patternz.jp/product/kamon-custom.

      Thank you.


Most popular

Most discussed