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Manchukuo Ensigns (Japanese Puppet State in China)

Mǎnzhōu Guó, 満州国, 滿洲國, 满洲&#

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Naval Ensign and Jack (1932)

[Naval Ensign and Jack of Manchuria]
image by Jaume Ollé, 02 December 2009

Naval Ensign and Jack adopted on Apr 25th 1932 by Official Bulletin No 3.
The marigold flag charged with red, blue, white and black horizontal stripes in canton same as the national flag. On Oct 22nd 1935 the marigold flag with the four stripes upper half was adopted as Naval Ensign however this flag was still used as jack until 1945.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 02 December 2009


Naval Ensign (1935)

[Naval Ensign of Manchuria - 1935]
image by Jaume Ollé, 02 December 2009

Naval Ensign adopted on Oct 22nd 1935.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 02 December 2009


War Flag/Naval Ensign

[War flag of Manchuria]
image by Ivan Sache


Coast Guard

[Coast Guard flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 December 2010


Shipping Office

[Shipping Office Flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 December 2010

Adopted on Oct 22nd 1935. The marigold flag charged with four stripes upperhalf and a white anchor in the center.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 30 November 2009


Marine Police Flag

[Marine Police Flag]
image by Jaume Ollé, 30 November 2009

The white flag charged with black anchor and two red horizontal zigzag lines.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 30 November 2009


Customs Vessel Ensign

[Manchoukuo customs ensign] Proportion: 2:3
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 December 2010

A blue St Andrews on yellow field with red gate; adopted on 3 October 1934
Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 January 2007

While the glyph looks like a gate, I think it is also a stylized form of the second character in the Chinese word for Customs: 海關 [Hai Guan]. Indeed the upright portion of that second character guan is a radical meaning gate: 門 . The first character in the word for Customs means sea, the second means to close. I think it likely, although I have no evidence, that the simplification into the flag glyph intentionally alluded to its gate-looking property.
David Phillips, 19 January 2014


Manchukuo Transport Vessel

[Admiral]
image by Jaume Ollé, 30 November 2009

The marigold flag charged with two black horizontal zigzag lines.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 30 November 2009


Manchukuo Fishery Supervision ensign

[Admiral]
image by Jaume Ollé, 01 December 2009

Manchukuo Fishery Supervision ensign adopted on Aug 26th 1933 by Official Bulletin No 200. The red, white red three horizontal stripes by 1:2:1 stripe width.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 01 December 2009