For long time and now as well, it is one of Japanese cultures to respect the “Kamon” for the identity symbol of the family. We may understand it nearly same to the “crest.” Peoples here have maintained this culture of “Kamon” through hundreds of years (before middle age of Heian and Edo eras through to these days) and will keep it more to future. The Kamon represents itself and everyone can know it at a sight of the Kamon. Only the one which is traditional and identical is allowed to carry the Kamon. The “Tenmangu” shrine, believed to support educational affairs, carries the “Kamon” of the Plum Tree Flower designed.
The Kamon is usually designed on a most unique and specific part of the family’s property. It is normally positioned on a house gate arch, on formal dresses, on a ceremonial equipment and etc. The designed Kamon and the located position are inherited through the history of the family, which is from their forefathers to their next ages. This way they respect and keep the family’s dignity in society. Under this understanding of Japanese tradition, the Tsuru-Ume series is proud of having its own “Kamon”, as illustrated above, on its front face label to specify the dignity of the pure and true Ume-Shu with no additional ingredient. Please enjoy its rich deliciousness and natural taste of sourness and sweetness.
This illustration shows the “Tsuru: Crane (flying)” and the “Ume: Flower of PlumTree,” which are the symbols of “Good Luck.”
(The illustration is trademarked and registered, No. 5465394.)