We're setting up four "Ninja Clans" for our facility, and we want a Japanese style crest designed for each clan. The clans are represented by the Dragon, Tiger, Phoenix, and Tortoise. These are traditional mythical animals in Japanese mythology - for example they are linked with the points of the compass, seasons, etc.
The crests will be used on t-shirts and other promotional material, as well as being painted on a wall at our facility.
We have given the following attributes to each of the animals:
Dragon (Seiryu) - Energetic, Powerful, Fierce
Tiger (Byakko) - Resourceful, Cunning, Agile
Phoenix (Suzaku) - Brave, Loyal, Honest
Tortoise (Genbu) - Patient, Wise, Resilient
We strongly recommend people look at traditional Japanese images of the animals (Japanese names above) for inspiration.
The crests should be framed within a circle (refer to examples). The animals are normally associated with these colours:
Dragon - Blue
Tiger - White
Phoenix - Red
Tortoise - Black