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Imperial flags, 1870-1875 (Japan)

Last modified: 2014-05-31 by zoltán horváth
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Emperor's Flag, 1870-1875

[Emperor's flag, 1870-1875]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 31 March 2014

Reverse view
[Emperor's flag, 1870-1875, reverse]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 31 March 2014


Emperor's flag at sea, 1871-1889

[Emperor's carriage flag, 1870-1879]
image by Jaume Ollé

The white 16 petals of chrysanthemum on red field without texture, proportion: 2:3.
This Emperor's flag was used 10 December 10 to 30 Sepember 1889 at sea.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 February 2000


Emperor's carriage flag, 1871-1889

[Emperor's carriage flag, 1870-1879]
image by Jaume Ollé

The gold 16 petals chrysanthemum are on a red field without texture, Proportions 3:4.
This flag was used October 28, 1871-Sepember 30, 1889. A cavalry soldier held this flag and lead Emperor's carriage thus the flag is smaller than regular Japanese flags.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 February 2000


Empress' carriage flag, 1873-1889

[Empress' carriage flag, 1870-1889]
image by Jaume Ollé

The gold 16 petals chrysanthemum on a purple field without texture. Proportion: 15:23.
This flag was used April 14, 1873-September 30, 1889.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 February 2000


Royal family flag at sea, 1875-1889

[Royal family flag at sea, 1875-1889]
image by Jaume Ollé

This flag was used December 10, 1875-September 30, 1889 and the flag proportions were 2:3.
The white 16 petals chrysanthemum on dark blue field without texture.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 February 2000