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Monday, November 11, 2013

Mon Mosaics

Mon (紋), also monshō (紋), mondokoro (紋所), and kamon (家紋), are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. 
Mon Mosaic, Jikishin Kai, 12 x 12", Granite, Marble
While mon is an encompassing term that may refer to any such device, kamon and mondokoro refer more specifically to emblems used to identify a family.
Mon Mosaic, Shogun, 12 x 12" Marble, Travertine, Granite

On the battlefield, mon served as army standards. They were also displayed on Tents and Equipment.

Mon were also adapted by various organizations, such as merchant and artisan guilds, temples and shrines, theater troupes and even criminal gangs. In an illiterate society, they served as useful symbols for recognition.

Mon mosaic, Hakko Ryu, 12 x 12", ceramic, granite, Travertine

Above are 3 mosaics of Mon I realized. I am available to realize one of your choice to display in your home or Dojo. 
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