The ''Mon'' (or Mondokoro) – is a Japanese Heraldic Symbol which can be traced to the 11th Century AD. These symbols are designed to represent the name of a particular Noble Family, with designs constructed very much along the same manner as was done in Medieval Europe when assigning Peerage. In addition, associated Clans to a specific Family were likewise authorized to wear a specific Family Name. The Mons was placed on clothing, Armor, weapons and stationary (for official purposes). Color, style and related was often created by The Family Patriarch and passed down for thousands of Generations. The Mons is still a point of Honor for many Japanese Nobility even today. Only The Emperor can revoke a Mons, normally for Treason.