Title: Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese CrestsCopyright: 1972 by Dover Publications, IncNote: Compiled by The MATSUYA PIECE-GOODS STORE. Translated by Fumie Adachi
Excerpts from the Introduction

"The origin of the Japanese family crest goes back to the eleventh century. Each of the high-ranking courtiers in those days began using a specific textile design for his most formal costume worn at the Imperial court. The powerful ruling Fujiwara family stimulated the practice of using a symbol for each family name."



"When the Heian Period came to an end and the warrior class took over the government at the end of the twelfth century, the warriors used their own emblems on their banners, flags, weapons and hanging screens to identify their camps and headquarters in time of war. The warriors, who recognized that they were less cultured, copied with admiration what the courtiers did."

Title: Japanese Design Motifs: 4,260 Illustrations of Japanese Crests
Copyright: 1972 by Dover Publications, Inc
Note: Compiled by The MATSUYA PIECE-GOODS STORE. Translated by Fumie Adachi

Excerpts from the Introduction

"The origin of the Japanese family crest goes back to the eleventh century. Each of the high-ranking courtiers in those days began using a specific textile design for his most formal costume worn at the Imperial court. The powerful ruling Fujiwara family stimulated the practice of using a symbol for each family name."

"When the Heian Period came to an end and the warrior class took over the government at the end of the twelfth century, the warriors used their own emblems on their banners, flags, weapons and hanging screens to identify their camps and headquarters in time of war. The warriors, who recognized that they were less cultured, copied with admiration what the courtiers did."

it played like the japanese evening television. i was laughing more than usual. also i really noticed the improvement in DAIGO’s voice acting in this episode


I’m not at all familiar with evening television in Japan, but it definitely had an almost documentary feel to it, I guess? Between the voice over and “camera work” (lol), it was interesting enough to keep my attention.

Ha! I actually didn’t notice any improvement in DAIGO’s seiyuu work. It did seem a bit more toned down or relaxed, maybe, but that’s all that I really got from it. Less hyper, more chill. Legit enjoyed the testosterone displays between him and Ryouma.