Tomoe kikko

Our Ryu Mon is the Tomoe kikko from the Heian period.

It is a whirlpool in a hexagon enclosure and the whirlpool crest is the symbol of Hachiman god of war and is thought to represent the leather wrist strap worn by archers and is used on the eaves of many temples across Japan.

The Hexagon is a representation of tortoise shell and used as a crest by the Izumo shrine and is associated with the god of the north.

Tomoe crest made famous by the 47 Ronin