When a famous Japanese Rakugo storyteller 'Katsura Shijaku' had traveled Ireland, he found a watch as in the following photograph. He was surprised very much that the design of the picture on the watch is the same as that of the crest of the Katsura family. He bought it and gave it to his pupil 'Katsura Jakusaburou'.Katsura Jakusaburou wears this watch, an Irish gift.
As I have a question about the Irish origin of the design, I searched some web site.
And I found this site, Celtic Clip Art (Please click 'Trinity Knots')
'Mitsu' means 'three'. 'kashiwa' means 'an oak tree'.
A photograph when he was young, sorry.
A part of photograph magnified
|Photographed by Kin-jiro Miyazaki|