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Where at Disney Parks Can You Find… Aug. 9, 2010

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Family Mon Lantern

It’s Monday, so here you go – a new image in need of an ID. This ancient symbol marks the entrance to some remarkable buildings at Walt Disney World. But do you know where? (answer after the jump)

Japan Pavilion

Yes, you nailed it. This is one of the family mon found on the lanterns at the Japan Pavilion at Epcot. The mon were used as emblems, crests or coat of arms in ancient Japan. And those three layers of pine trees are a symbol of long life and good fortune. Take a closer look the next time you’re enjoying Kaki Gori.


  • Just ate at Tokyo Dining, the sushi restaurant in Japan, this past Saturday and it was as amazing as ever! One of the best places to dine at WDW, IMO.

  • I recognize it as well I was even born in Japan, here In San Diego Ca the Sea World we have used to have a live Japaneses village and that was all over as well. It even cooler at WDW.

  • When my family and I were there in May we ate at this restaurant and took a picture right by that lantern! I knew exactly what it was right away! 🙂

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