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Ka-mon

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.

18"x15" Tsuhako
Kamon
16"x18" Fong/Shingai
10"x10" Sakauye
Kamon
7"x7" Ashizawa
8"x8" Cranes
kamon
8"x8" Niwa_aya
kamon
8"x8" Tsuru
kamon
4"x6" Fujii
 
8"x10" Sawa
kamon
8"x10" Miyao
kamon
10"x8" Kodama
Kamon
11"x14"
12"x12" Shintaku
Shintaku
9"x9" Tachibana
Tachibana
7.5x7.5 Niwa_aya
Niwa_aya
Aoki Paper Weight

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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.

Chan
Surname
Chow/Joe
Surname
Ga
Surname
Hong
Surname
Jang
Surname
Kong
Surname  Surname
Kurano
Surname
Laug, Sau
Surname
Lee
Surname
Lew
Surname
Lim
Surname
Lum/Lam/Lim
Surname
Mah
Surname
Nakamatsu
Surname
'Erin'
Name "Jordan"
'Jordan'
Name "Jordan"
'Aimee'&'Christopher'
Names
Names Galore
'Lim' Clan
Quan
Surname
Wong/Huang
Surname
'Tan' Clan
 
Names
Names Galore

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Logos

Company 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.

Custom charges range from $25 to $150, depending on compelxity and consultation involved.

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Tattoo Templates

Tattoos 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 characters.

Depending on the content, the cost for a tattoo template can range from $20 to $75.

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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.

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E-mail: swiftc@incharacter.biz
Phone: 916.849.3926
Elk Grove, CA 95758
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