Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 1 decade ago

Who designed the current flag of Japan?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Flag of Japan

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    Civil and state flag and ensign (Aug 13, 1999. -). Flag ratio: 2:3. This flag was designed by Proclamation No. 127.

    Civil and state flag and ensign of the Empire of Japan (January 27, 1870 – August 12, 1999). Flag ratio: 7:10. Disc is shifted 1% towards the hoist (left). This flag was designed by Proclamation No. 57, 1870.The national flag of Japan, known as Nisshōki (日章旗 "sun flag") or Hinomaru (日の丸 "sun disc") in Japanese, is a base white flag with a large red disc (representing the rising sun) in the center. A legend says that its origins lie in the days of the Mongol invasions of Japan in the 13th century, when the Buddhist priest Nichiren was supposed to have offered the sun disc flag to the Emperor of Japan, who was considered a descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu. In fact the sun disc symbol is known to have been displayed on folding fans carried in the 12th century by samurai involved in the feud between the Taira and Minamoto clans. It was widely used on military banners in the Sengoku ("Warring States") period of the 15th and 16th centuries. On August 7, 1854, shortly after commerce was opened with the West, the Hinomaru was established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.

    By the time of the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the sun disc design had come to be regarded as the de facto national flag, and it was officially adopted for use as the civil ensign by Proclamation No. 57 on January 27, 1870. However, it was not formally adopted as the national flag until August 13, 1999 by Proclamation No. 127, which also confirmed its dimensions: the flag has a height:width ratio of 2:3, the disc is at the exact centre of the flag, and its diameter is three fifths of the flag's height.

  • 1 decade ago

    was designed by the proclamation no. 127

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