The Viceregal Lion
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David Hiroshi Tsubouchi

Markham, Ontario
Grant of Arms
August 20, 1993
Vol. II, p. 262

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Vert three Tsubouchi mons each composed of six single-winged mapleseeds conjoined wings outward and within an annulet Or;


Out of a mural coronet Or masoned Vert charged with a mullet Vert a demi man proper habited in a Japanese Kimono Vert charged on either breast and each sleeve of a Tsubouchi mon Or holding with both hands a staff proper flying therefrom a Japanese banner Vert in Chief a like mon in base a quill Or;


AUDACES FORTUNA IUVAT. This Latin phrase means "Fortune favours the bold".


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 19, 1994, in Volume 128, page 1684 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Bouwmeester

Joan Bouwmeester

Recipient Information