Hinomaru

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English[edit]

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The flag of Japan.
A group of people wave Japanese flags at a palace.
Emperor Akihito prepares to greet the flag-waving crowd at the Imperial Palace on his birthday. Photo taken on December 23, 2004

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

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.