The Japanese flag is formally known as Nisshoke, “sun-mark flag,” but is more commonly referred to as Hinamaru, “circle of the sun.” The flag was officially adopted in 1999. However the sun motif was used as early as 701 C.E. in the court of Emperor Mommu.
This flag is printed on cotton muslin and mounted to a natural wood dowel staff. The 4 in. x 6 in. flag is mounted to a 10 in. staff, while the 12 in. x 18 in. flag is mounted to a 30 in. staff. Base not included.