Ume Kamon Engraving
Prunus mume (Japanese plum, Japanese apricot) - 「梅」 in Japanese
In Japan, the plum is often associated with Tenjin, the Shinto deity of scholarship. Shrines that worship Tenjin often use the Ume mon as emblem (shinmon) and have plum trees planted on their sacred grounds.
The plum is also part of the Sho-chiku-bai triad (pine, bamboo, and plum blossoms), a symbol associated with the New Year in Japan, and consecrated in arts and poetry.
The Ume mon has about 300 known variations, but the most famous is actually the Ume-bachi mon, which does not represent a real plum blossom but a geometric abstraction of it.
Ume-bachi (plum blossom abstraction).
The mon of the powerful Maeda Clan, lords of the Kaga Domain.
Maru ni Ume-bachi (plum blossom abstraction in a ring).
A commonly used variation nowadays.
How to Order - Service Description
Select your Kamon size
1.5 cm fits on all weapons and is fairly small for a Kamon. We recommend this size only for Kamon with few details. Fits all weapons, including 24 mm Jo.
2 cm can be considered as standard. It fits on most weapons, except on the thinnest weapons such as the 24 mm Jo.
2.5 cm is fairly big and will not fit on thin Koryu Bokken, Tanto, Bo, Hanbo, and Jo.
If the selected size is too big for the ordered weapon, the Kamon will be adapted to the maximum engravable size.
- Select your Kamon design
Select Kamon position
If you wish to offset the position in regard to a name engraving ordered from the product page, please use the "additional instructions" field.
If you order several weapons, please use the field "additional instructions" to specify which weapon should be engraved.
All special requests must be discussed prior to placing your order. If you have a doubt, email us before placing your order.
One Kamon = One engraving. For more than one engraving, add the Kamon as many time as desired with the correct options.
This is not a product but an engraving service that can only be ordered as part of a simultaneous purchase with a product on which to engrave.
- Select your Kamon size