Imperial Seal o Japan

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The Imperial Seal inscribed on the front cover o a Japanese passport.

The Imperial Seal o Japan is a mon or crest uised bi members o the Japanese Imperial faimily. Unner the Meiji Constitution, nae ane wis permittit tae uise the Imperial Seal cep the Emperor o Japan, wha uised a 16 petal chrysanthemum wi saxteen tips o anither row o petals shawin ahint the first row. For that raison, ilka member o the Imperial family uised a slicht modified version o the seal. Shinto shrines either displayed the imperial seal or incorporatit elements o the seal intae their awn emblems.

Earlier in Japanese history, whan Emperor Go-Daigo, wha ettled at breakin the pouer o the shogunate 1333, wis exiled, he adoptit the seiventeen petal chrysanthemum tae differentiate hissel frae his successor, Emperor Kōgon, wha kept the emperial 16 petal mon.

The seembol is a yellae or orange chrysanthemum wi black or reid ootlines an backgrund. A central disc is surroondit bi a front set o 16 petals. A rear set o 16 petals are hauf staggered in relation tae the front set an is visible at the edges o the flouer. An insaumple o the chrysanthemum bein uised is in the badge for the Order o the Chrysanthemum.

Ither members o the Imperial Family uise a version wi 14 single petals, while a form wi 16 single petals is uised for Diet members' pins, orders, passports, etc. The Imperial Seal is forbye uised on the staundarts o the imperial family.[1]

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