Friday, August 31, 2012

Japanese-Alaska Heritage Flag

Flag of Japanese-Alaska Heritage Flag

This is another unique heritage flag that combines the state flag of Alaska with the flag Japan. It is a flag to remind both nations of their common heritage and history: the good and bad.

The WWII battles fought along the shores of Alaska are often forgotten, and pale when compared to Pearl Harbor or the South Pacific. But like letters from Iwo Jima or the raising of the US flag on that island, an uncommon harmony between distant nations has been forged at a grassroots level.

The red disc near the upper fly represents Japan but is a red moon, as moons sometimes appear red when low at the horizon, and remenber that moon light is actually sunlight reflected back to the earth.

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