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Because Noritake is the name of a place, the word could not be officially registered as a trade name.
However, because of the consistently high quality and reliability of our products, we were finally given permission to register the name.
Since we had to overcome these difficulties, we chose this character and drew a new design.
This progressive thinking is representative of the people of the Meiji Era.
You will need to pick up one of Joan Van Patten’s books in order to get all the information you need. The lines in the spoke mark above almost appear straight, whereas these have more curved parallel lines with a straight line going down the middle.