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In this site, this kamon is named as Hiraoshiki Kenhanakaku. Kenhanakaku means "Sword flower horn". It is a variation of the Hanabishi. Generally I think you will find crests being used by different clans as they adopted symbols and crests from previous/other clans with which they were affiliated or to establish their legitimacy. For example a ...


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With a numerical superiority and a technical inferiority, would the Russians have done better to opt for a battle of attrition instead... perhaps using a line abreast formation? They tried. At 12:15 in response to sighting real live Japanese torpedo boats, Rozhestvensky ordered his First Division battleships into line abreast. Imperator Aleksandr III turned ...


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