Flags of the world: Japan

Flags of the world: Japan

Flags of the world are often taught to our children in middle primary school. They learn briefly about the history of the country and what the flag and its colours represent. Learn a little bit about Japan and its flag with this colouring printable flag for kids.

What you need:

  • computer with internet access
  • printer
  • paper
  • coloured pencils or markers

Number of players:


Japanese flag

Became official: 1999

Description: Japan is known as "the land of the rising sun"and the flag's red circle is said to represent the sun.

The flag was made official in 1870, but only as a merchant flag – flown only on ships but was finally formally recognised as the national flag of Japan in 1999.


Print your own Japanese flag to colour in. See the colours you need to use below.


Please note: The black outline on the printable is to represent the outline of the flag. The Japanese flag is white and red only.


  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the printable flag template.

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