Monday, June 24, 2013

Flags from Howl's Moving Castle 2004

 In the epic work of moving art Howl's Moving Castle 2004 by Hayao Miyazki, flags make a pronounced appearance in the film. 

Miyazaki is the Walt Disney of Japan, or rather Walt Disney is the Miyazaki of the United States?

 Coincidentally Miyazaki's Japanese based films have been exclusively distributed by Walt Disney in the American Market.

The flag of the fictional Euro-Asian nation uses a seven horizontally striped flag of yellow and pink.  But there are two versions as one has the national arms on it while another does not.

The national arms consist of a white cross on blue with a red border and small coronet at the helm.

Here the parade flags from the military decorate the streets.  The drapery like streamers also carry the colors of the nation - officially called bunting.

1 comment:

  1. Hi it is nice that someone say something about those flags, that actually had my attention since the beginning, What is really curious is that these flags are really similar to the Regional flag of Cataluña (spain), the flag is called ''Estelada'' I was actually wonder if the concepts might be based on the old times Cataluña,