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Normally, when I have seen a family crest they are termed mon or kamon. However, I have also seen the term daimon. What is the difference?

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代紋{だいもん} refers exclusively to the crest of a yakuza group. Think of it as a 家紋{かもん} for yakuzas.

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According to the dictionary "daimon" refers to noble families. "Mon" and "kamon" are synonymous and refers to families.

だいもん【大門】 社会的に地位の高い家柄。大家 (たいけ) 。
もん【門】家柄。一族。
かもん【家門】 家柄 (いえがら) 。家筋。
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/134625/meaning/m0u/%E3%81%A0%E3%81%84%E3%82%82%E3%82%93/
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/220653/meaning/m1u/%E9%96%80/
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/45343/meaning/m0u/

  • That differs from what Jimmy says. Currently, I am inclined to believe Jimmy because the daimon I saw was, in fact, a Yakuza daimon. – Ogami Itto Nov 21 '16 at 23:20
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    "だいもん【大門】" "もん【門】" "かもん【家門】" <- No no... OP's talking about 代紋 (だいもん), (もん), 家 (かもん). Not 門(family), but 紋(crest).   漢字違うし、意味違う~ – Chocolate Nov 21 '16 at 23:38

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