The word of family crests comes from the ancient Japan (the Japanese wordかもん), it is used to show the family’s genealogy, blood relationship and position. It is usually made as badge, by report, it is first appeared in later Peace times, and till now, it have 900 years. At that time, the noble selected their favorite pattern among the pop designs for show their position and extraction. And as time going, these pattern have become the sign of that family, this is the origination of family crests. As the development of social, the family crests have increasing popularity, and the range is wider and wider. In the anime Naruto, the family crests have been widely used. From Naruto to Sasuke, from Konohagakure to Iwagakure, they all have their own family crests. Today, we will talk about the family crests in Naruto.
This is the Konohagakure crests, the sign is very common in this anime, and we needn’t talk much about it. Just from the patter, it is the combination of the annual ring and leaf, it is very vivid.
うずまき means vortex, it is the family crests of Uzumaki family, actually, the name of Naruto Uzumaki comes from the famous scenic spots naruto. The badge of Naruto is this vortex pattern. Jiraiya who have taught Naruto Ninjutsu have said, the direction of Naruto’s CKL is right-handed rotation and it is same as his family crests.
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The Ninja uniforms of Konohagakure have the spiral pattern on two shoulders and back, and it is similar to Naruto’s family crests. Date from its origin, we could found there have this pattern from 4th Hokage in Kakashi Gaiden, it is the family crests or any other patters?
The combination of circular fan and the Shuriken is the sign of Konohagakure Guard, the uniform of Guards all have this pattern, so from the memory of Sasuke, there full of the circular fan pattern at the Itachi family.
As the hero of this anime, the family crests of Sakura have not introduced in this anime, we could see her family crests from her clothes, it is a white circle and pink background, maybe the Haruno family is not very famous of this anime, so it is not talked to much of it.
The family crest of Nara family is very simple, it seems like the sign of No Passing, and we could found it from Shikamaru.
Hyuga family is also a blue blood of Naruto, it is one of the oldest family in Konohagakure, and one of its branch have evolved to the Itachi family, Hyuga family have divided into two parts, one is imperial clan of Hyuga, it is the real successor of Hyuga family, such as Hyuga Hiashi, Hyuga Hinata come from imperial clan of Hyuga; the other one is the branch of Hyuga, such as Hyuga Neji, Hyuga Hizashi.