During the dinner with some natives and Europeans, I heard the phrase:
How many generations back can you trace your family tree?Most of people in US whom I was talking to can answer this question. It was interesting to me, because they love their family trees and roots of their blood. One guy said like this, "From Czech, 5 generations I can go back. That's why I love beer!"
Most American and Europeans can count the family generations, but this made me think "how many Japanese can count it?"
Last week, I was chatting with my colleagues in lunch time about a family crest. I know my family crest and it's "違い鷹の羽 - Chigai Taka no Ha", but all persons who are there don't know own crest...
Maybe Europeans or American know the own family crest at least, I think...
Is this big problem for Japanese, isn't it?
And I have noticed, I'm one of them who doesn't know own family crest... Just after I posted this, I got feedback from my boss, and he said like this, "My family's one is "丸に違い鷹の羽 - Maru ni Chigai Taka no Ha". It seems the crest which he said is close to my family's one..., my family's crest also have a circle. I was just thinking those crest are same, but they are not, actually. OK, so, which is my family's one?
- 丸に違い鷹の羽 - Maru ni Chigai Taka no Ha
- 丸に右重ね違い鷹の羽 - Maru ni Migi gasane Chigai Taka no Ha
- 中輪に足付き違い鷹の羽 - Chuuwa ni Ashitsuki Chigai Taka no Ha