During the parade scene in Howl's Moving Castle - 2004 several colouful military flags can been seen in the town parade. Although a Japanese film, the storyline takes place in a fictional European like setting of somewhere in the fantastical Meiji Era, when Japan had awoken to Western Civilization.
In this time frame of Japanese History was seen as a glorious ear, before WWII. When Japan like all the other nations of the world had the legal right to use military force.
One flag features three black birds facing the hoist on a field of red. Another has a red cross fimbrated in white on a green field with a yellow frame, another has pink Canadian Pale with the national arms in the center, one has a red satire with yellow fimbration on light blue, another feature a bend in purple fimbrated in yellow with a rich red-purple background matched to another flag with a purple bend with white fimbrations on a yellow background, finally a navy blue flag with the upper white stripes with yellow fimbrations can be seen in the parade.