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Wisteria crest

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The emblem (mon) of the Kujō aristocratic family of Japan, as well as the Hongan-ji school of the Jōdo Shinshū tradition of Pure Land Buddhism.

Originally the emblem of the Kujō clan, founded in the 13th century, the Hongan-ji school of Jōdo Shinshū Pure Land Buddhism later adopted it as their own in honor of the family's patronage. In a Buddhist context, its flowers symbolize the simultaneous brilliance and impermanence of life, and its downward-hanging blossoms are symbolic of humility.


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Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Categories: Emblems, Plants, Trees, and Flowers, Religious Symbols.

Wisteria crest is part of the Buddhist Symbols group.

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