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Carved Japanese Family Crest (mon) - Mon (also called kamon) are symbols and imagery used to identify a family name or institution, similar to the coats of arms in European heraldic tradition. In Japan, mon can be found on many items associated with a particular family, including kimono, fukusa, noren, and even roof tiles of the family home.
Emilia Romagna, Italy...wonderful cooking and wonderful doors. Did you notice the lower quarter of the door's zig-zag pattern?