Checked content

File:Goshichi no kiri.svg


Japanese House Crest "Go-Shichi no Kiri": The Imperial Crest, Mikado's Seal, or Paulownia Imperialis (kiris) is the private symbol of the Japanese Imperial family from as early as the twelfth century. The use of it (3-5-3 leaves) and its derivatives were granted to valued members of the government. Toyotomi Hideyoshi took the 5-7-5 leaves version and used it so extensively that this derivative was associated with his clan. The 5-7-5 was later used in emblems of the Japanese government.

Date 17 June 2007
Source Own work
Author file created on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop by: Zagyoso
( Reusing this file)
Public domain This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

Public domain works must be out of copyright in both the United States and in the source country of the work in order to be hosted on the Commons. If the work is not a U.S. work, the file must have an additional copyright tag indicating the copyright status in the source country.

Public domain According to Japanese Copyright Law the copyright on this work has expired and is as such public domain. According to articles 51 and 57 of the copyright laws of Japan, under the jurisdiction of the Government of Japan all non-photographic works enter the public domain 50 years after the death of the creator (there being multiple creators, the creator who dies last) or 50 years after publication for anonymous or pseudonymous authors or for works whose copyright holder is an organization.

Note: Use {{ PD-Japan-oldphoto}} for photos published before December 31, 1956.

Flag of Japan.svg


  1. Griffis, William Elliot (1876) "Sūjin, the Civilizer" in The Mikado's Empire, New York, United States: Harper & Brothers, pp. p. 67 Retrieved on 17 January 2010.
  2. Dalby, Liza (2007) "Paulownia Blooms" in East Wind Melts the Ice: A Memoir Through the Seasons, California, United States: University of California Press, pp. p. 51 Retrieved on 17 January 2010. ISBN: 978-0-520-25053.
The following pages on Schools Wikipedia link to this image (list may be incomplete):


Find out about Schools Wikipedia

Wikipedia for Schools brings Wikipedia into the classroom. SOS Children works in 133 countries and territories across the globe, helps more than 62,000 children, and reaches over 2 million people in total. Sponsoring a child is the coolest way to help.