JAPAN, Nagoya International School

22 Mar

This is the wonderful drawing created by Karin Kagami to represent Nagoya International School, Japan and its young people. Nice to see the Olympic rings in the shape of hearts.

Karin decided her text would be: “We all wish for Peace because we are all one.”

A special thank you to Robert P. Risch, Ed. D.Headmaster for getting this drawing to us at the time especially as Japan was going through its toughest and most difficult crises since World War ll.  Our thoughts were with everyone in your country after the recent earthquake on March 11, 2011 which became known as the Great East Japan earthquake for its intensity.

Japanese Flag Meaning:
The circle in the middle of the flag represents the sun. Japan’s name translates to “The land of the rising sun.” The white represents honesty and purity and the red disc is a sun symbol meaning brightness, sincerity and warmth.

Interesting Japanese Flag Facts:
The national flag of Japan is known as the ‘Nisshohki’ or ‘Hinomaru’ which means ‘sun disc’ in Japanese.

The sun disc symbol is known to have been displayed on folding fans used by samurai in the 12th century.

Copyright © 2010–2016 Schools’ International Peace Quilt, All rights reserved

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