Hon'ami monograms (kaō)


Hon'ami family kao.JPG

Nihontō Zuikan by Kataoka, Volume Kotō, 1982, p. 1061.

(from right to left)

12th generation 11th generation 10th generation 9th generation

Kōjo (光常) Kōon (光温) Kōshitsu (光室) Kōtoku (光徳)

Tadamasu (忠益) Tadayoshi (忠利) Naotada (直忠) Masutada (益忠)

“the 8th month “the 2nd month, “the 4th month, the “the 7th month of (1554-1619)

of the year 1667” the year of the Rat year of the Tiger, the year 1616” ref.

of the year 1648” the year 1626”

“the 2nd month, “the 10th month, “the 12th month, the

the year of the Dog the year of the Ox year of the Snake,

of the 1670 year” of the year 1649” the year 1641”

“in the end of the “in the winter month

year of the Tiger, of the year of the

the year 1662” Horse, the year 1642”

13th generation

Kōchū (光忠)

Tadanobu (忠陳)

“the year of the Ox

of the year 1697”

“the 6th month of

the year of the

Snake, the year 1725”

Tadataka 18th generation 16th generation 14th generation

(忠敬) Kōkan (光鑑) Kōkyu (光久) Kōyū (光勇)

Tadaaki (忠鑑) Tadaoki (忠起 ) Tadamitsu (忠充 )

Narishige “the year of the Tiger “the 8th month of “in the winter month

(成重 ) of the year 1842” the year 1774” of the year of the Pig,

the year 1731”

“the 27th day in the “in the winter

7th month of the month of the "in the year of the

Ringa year 1854” year 1771” Dragon, the year 1760"

(琳雅)

“the 6th month of the “the year 1725”

year of the Rooster,

the year 1789”

Nisshū 19th generation 17th generation 15th generation

(日洲) Kōchū (光仲) Koitsu (光一) Kojun (光純)

Tadaaki (忠明 ) Tadaaki (忠皎) Tadanobu (忠宣)

Tadamasa “in the 3rd day of “in the end of the “the 4th month, the

(忠正 ) the 3rd month, the year of the Rooster, year of the Snake,

year of the Snake, the year 1789” the year 1761”

the year 1869”

Koson “the 8th month of “in the winter month

(光遜) the year of the of the year of the

Koson Rooster, the year Tiger, the year 1770”

(光遜 ) 1813"

“in January of the “the 8th month of

year of the Pig, the year 1770”

the year 1815”