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Æthelmearc LoI - 2017-02-27

This item was on the 05-2017 LoAR

25: Sólveig Þróndardóttir - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Solveig Throndardottir in November of 1990, via the East.

(Fieldless) An umebachi argent.

This submission is to be associated with Sugawara Miyuki

Herald of Record: submitter

Solveig's name change is on the Internal Letter of Intent Æ 186.

This is an IAP for an umebachi as a single charge. An umebachi is a marsh grass, and appears to be a small roundel between five large roundels.

Per documentation: According to Daijirin third edition published by Sanseido sn umebachi, the umebachi is a depiction of a Japanese apricot blossom. The "ume" (Japanese apricot) is commonly mistranslated as "plum". This charge has been in use since the Heian period. There are several variations. Most versions are not connected, but there are depictions which are connected.

Images for this IAP are included both here and in the packet.

Image 1: From a recent annotated publication of O-uma-jirushi an early 17th century work which typically depicts late 16th century designs. This work was annotated by Xavid Petzler.

Image 2: From early manuscripts called "bukan" (military records) from a collection of such works called Daibukan compiled by Hashimoto.

Image 3: From a 15th century Japanese roll of arms which was reproduced in Zokugunshoruijū (commonly abbreviated ZGR) a collection of koten (old books) which is a standard source used in Japanese scholarship.

The examples from O-umajirushi depict Maeda's connected umebachi argent on a plain azure field and Matsudaira's disconnected umebachi sable on a bend argent.

The examples from Daibukan vol. 1 depict three examples of disconnected umebachi, all appearing tinctureless.

The examples from the 1470 Kenmon Shokamon depict umebachi with and without something encircling the center of the umebachi, both appearing tinctureless.

Any further aid members of the Society can provide is, of course, always welcome.

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