Thousands of years of happy reign be thine;
Rule on, my lord, till what are pebbles now
By age united to mighty rocks shall grow
Who's venerable sides the moss doth line.
|Flag History||The flag is called Hinomary (disk of the sun). The sun recalls the name of Japan (the Land of the Rising Sun) and worship of Amaterasu Omikami (the Sun Goddess), the most venerated goddess in the Shinto religion. The colors also reflect the spirit of Shinto ethis bast on a bright, pure, and just gentle heart. White is for purity and integrity, red for sincerity, brightness and warmth.|
|Flag Date of Adoption||13 August 1999|
|Flag Symbolism||white with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center|