Aoi/Hollyhock/葵 Family Crests at Tokugawa Ieyasu Museum, Hamana Lake Garden Park

If you visit the Hamana Lake Garden Park (not to be confused with Hamamatsu Flower Park!), you will discover a small new building housing the Tokugawa Ieyasu Gardening Hall also called “Tokugawa engeikan/徳川園芸感”!

The reason I was particularly interested in this little gem is becAuse a set of Aoi/葵 crests is also exhibited there!
Aoi is the name of the newest beer Brewery and beers in Shizuoka City, Aoi Brewery!


They even exhibit a live plant frown at a shizuoka City primary school!
This is a registered symbol and Aoi Beer Brewery had to obtain permission to use this crest as a design from the City of Shizuoka and Kunozan shrine in Shizuoka City!


I thought there was only one hollyhock crest in Japan, but there were actually 8!
Let me show them!
Incidentally the last one is the crest adopted by the City of Shizuoka and Aoi Beer Brewery!


Maru Ni Mistu Aoi


Matsuhira Mitsu Aoi


Lord Nobyasu’s Aoi


Tokugawa Family Aoi


Oshu Mitsu Aoi


Kishu Mitsu Aoi


Mito Mitsu Aoi


Lord Ieyasu Aoi

Hamana lake Flower Garden
Hamanako Flower garden

10th anniversary of the 2004 Pacific Flora Garden Exposition and the 21st Japan Urban Greenery Shizuoka Festival

Open until June 15th

Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Murakoshi Cho, 5348-3
Tel.: 53-488-1811


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Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

2 thoughts on “Aoi/Hollyhock/葵 Family Crests at Tokugawa Ieyasu Museum, Hamana Lake Garden Park”

  1. The aoi is aoi futaba, scientific name asarum caulescens..which is wild ginger, not the hollyhock.
    Hollyhock is a different plant. Aoi was misnamed by American botanist.
    I have both plant. I was give aoi by curator at Weyerhaeuser Botanical Garden near Seattle WA.
    Peter Matsudaira
    Sammamish, WA USA


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