The Japanese family crest, known as ka-mon, is a symbol signifying family roots, tradition and background.
InCharacter Calligraphy custom creates elegant ka-mons for proud families. The plaques shown below consist of mons painted on 8"x8", 6"x6", or 4"x4" white tiles, optionally mounted on wood plaques. The large stand-alone tiles are backed by soft sheets of cork or foam, suitable for horizontal display on desk or dresser tops or vertically on display easels. Mons are also made to order in the see-through frames, as pictured below, as well as in many of our beautiful frames collection.
Order your very own family crest as a keepsake for yourself, your family and friends. Because of the large verieties of Japanese family crests, and some being very similar in design, it will be necessary that you furnish an image of your crest to show details.
Since the crest designs vary from simple to very complex, the calligrapher will need to view the crest design in order to determine the level of effort required to duplicate it. Accordingly, a one-time cusom set up charge will be required for a particular design. The sample items pictured below were priced from $19 (paper weight) to $100 (large tile plaque). Please contact Cecilia by phone or e-mail for a free consultation to discuss your requirements and what we can achieve for you.
Surnames and Given Names
Family names are important for signifying the lineages and the locale origins of families. The names are often proudly displayed at residences.
Your family surname can be hand-painted by InCharacter Calligraphy. Since names spoken in different dialects may be pronounced differently, and a phonetic translation of a name from Chinese or Japanese to English may not be unique, it is essential that you can identify the specific character(s) associated with the surname that you wish to have done.
A small custom fee may be added to the specific medium required. Please contact Cecilia for cost.
and personal logos are designed with your interests and desires in mind.
The final logos are usually delivered in a digital file, but they can
also be implemented into other medium: letterheads, stamps, signs, etc.
have become very popular as an art form in recent years. InCharacter designs
and create tattoo templates to your specifications. The template is delivered
in the form of a digital file. Take the template file to your tattooist
and you won't have to worry about getting tattooed with the incorrect
Grave Marker Templates
InCharacter works with customers to design and create templates for grave markers. Names of people and birth places are arranged to sizes and layouts according to requirments. To pair with any existing markers, InCharacter's artistry can skillfully matches the styles used. The templates are then utilized by the marker professionals to fashion the eventual product.
Depending on the requirements of the template, the service charge usually ranges from $65 to $150.