Order of the Scottish Samurai

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Arms of Order of the Scottish Samurai

Official blazon

Argent three thistles conjoined slipped and leaved Gules, on a chief enarched of the Second two cranes volant respecting Proper. The crest is a Samurai warrior Gules armoured with Katana sword tipped Or and a helmet ritually tined also Or.
Motto: 鶴の一声 / Tsuru No Hito Koe


The arms were officially granted on October 3, 2021.

The arms combine Japanese elements (cranes, colurs) with the Scottish thistle. The crest shows a canting Samurai warrior.

The motto means "The shout of the crane" meaning "The voice of authority".

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