About 2,800 years ago, the chrysanthemum flower appeared in Japan brought from China. So enamored with the mum, the Japanese decreed that the flower would be the crest and seal for the Emperor.
Family seals for prominent Japanese families of nobility also contain various types of mum called a Kikumon - "e;Kiku"e; meaning chrysanthemum and "e;Mon"e; which means crest.
In Japan, the Imperial Order of the Chrysanthemum is the most elite Order of Chivalry.
Japan has a special mum festival, which is called the Festival of Happiness. This flowers appears in many of Japanese crafting and arts, a way of the Japanese people to honor it’s natural beauty.