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Houseflags of Japanese shipping companies

Last modified: 2006-08-26 by phil nelson
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These house flags from a ships directory chart published by the Japanese government and appearing in the brochure/book Fune to Hata (Ships and Flags) published by the Nihon Maru Memorial Foundation in 1994 following an exhibit at the Yokahama Maritime Museum by the same name and during the same year. Photocopies of the charts were provided by Nozomi Kariyasu for these images.. Three charts are devoted to Japanese flags.

The images in the photocopies are small, therefore only 34 are either not repeated or are of enough clarity to allow their representation. In some instances, the location of objects on the flag are the best approximation available.
Phil Nelson, 11 February 2002

See also:

Nagata Sanjuro

[Nagata Sanjuro]
by Phil Nelson

Nakamura Ushitaro and one other

[Nakamura Ushitaro and one other]
by Phil Nelson

The flag is a Japanese white flag with a black central device.

Regarding the company, the only reference I've found was one ship at The Ships List, the Hijikawa Maru No. 3, registered in Osaka.
Jorge Candeias, 3 July 2006

The symbol is a kanji Naka 中 (middle, centre) of Nakamura.
Jonathan Dixon, 4 July 2006

Noto Zenkichi

[Noto Zenkichi]
by Phil Nelson

Ohki Kikusaburo

[Ohki Kikusaburo]
by Phil Nelson

Okawa Unyu K.K.

[Okawa Unyu K.K.]
by Phil Nelson

Settsu Kogyo K.K.

[Settsu Kogyo K.K.]
by Phil Nelson

Takada Shinzo

[Takada Shinzo]
by Phil Nelson