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Japanese Lightship flag used in Korea

Last modified: 2004-10-23 by phil nelson
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[Japanese lightship flag in Korea]
by Jaume Ollé

This flag is was used by navigation signal control vessels when Korea wa a Japanese colony. The 6 red lines on a white field is the Japanese Kanji character of HIKARI, which means Light in English. The flag was used from 27 October 1871 until the end of World War II.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 February 2000

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