Hinomaru

EnglishEdit

 
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The flag of Japan.
 
Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the flag-waving crowd at the Imperial Palace on his birthday. Photo taken on December 23, 2004

EtymologyEdit

Japanese 日の丸(hinomaru, circle of the sun).

Proper nounEdit

Hinomaru

  1. The national flag of Japan; consisting of a large red disc (representing the sun) in the centre of a white rectangular horizontal background.