The Japanese Flag
By Avery Werner
The flag represents the beautiful Japanese ocean. The big red dot in the middle of the flag represents the sun. The flag is officially called Nisshōki which means "sun-mark flag" (日章旗). The flag is more commonly known as Hinomaru which means "circle of the sun" (日章旗)
The Rising Sun Flag
This flag represents the rising of the sun and was adopted in 1870 as the national flag.
People holding up Japanese Flags
The flag's color
The flag of Japan isn't white and red, it's white and Crimson. Crimson is a type of red but with an orange color to it.
National Anthem of Japan ‒ “Kimigayo” [君が代] (English Subtitles)