Japan flag consists of a white background with a red circle in the middle.
The circle in the middle of the flag symbolizes the sun. The name translates “The land of the rising sun.” White symbolizes purity and honesty, and the red disc is a symbol of sun indicates the brightness, sincerity and warmth.
The national flag of Japan is known as the “Nisshohki” or “Hinomaru”, which means “sun disc” in Japanese.
Solar disc symbol is known to have been displayed on folding fans used by samurai in the 12th century.
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