This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Ground Self-Defense Forces branch flags (Japan)

Last modified: 2018-04-04 by zachary harden
Keywords: japan | branch flag | chrysanthemum |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors



See also:

Specifications

The flag size changes to the military unit size as follows:
Group flag 85cm X 105cm
Battalion flag 75cm X 95cm
Company A flag 65cm X 85cm
Company B flag 55cm X 75 cm
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 May 2014

Company A flag is larger than Company B flag and its width of line is wider than one of Company B flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 March 2014

Well, in the images, the A flag is wider, but the relative width of the stripe is the same. Does that mean that in reality the flag is also higher, and the stripes in also higher, but is relatively the same size?
Are the other five flags all the same size, with just the Company A flag larger? Or are all Intelligence flags larger than Band flags?
What, by the way, is the reason for the small white rectangles at the bottom of the flags?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 05 May 2014

They write the name and the number of the unit.
Nozomi Kariyasu
, 05 March 2014


Infantry

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 March 2018

The flags of the infantry use a red background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 27 March 2018


Armor

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 March 2018

The flags of armor units use an orange background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 27 March 2018


Artillery

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 March 2018

The flags of artillery units use a yellow background with red stripes. The unit name strip is still white in color.
Zachary Harden, 27 March 2018


Military Intelligence

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 March 2018

A large dark yellow cherry blossom in the center with gold horizontal stripes on an aqua field. Adopted on March 25th 2010.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 March 2014


Aviation

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 March 2018

The flags of aviation units use a light indigo/greenish mix (asaki iro) background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 27 March 2018


Engineering

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 30 March 2018

The flags of engineering units use a light brown background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 30 March 2018


Signaling

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 30 March 2018

The flags of signaling units use a dark blue background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 30 March 2018


Ordnance

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 30 March 2018

The flags of ordnance units use a light green background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 30 March 2018


Quartermaster

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flag of quartermaster units use a deep brown background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Transportation

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flag of transportation units use a purple background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Chemical

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flag of chemical units use a golden tea background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Military Police

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flag of military police units use a dark silver (Ginnezu) background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Finance

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flag of finance units use a silver tea background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Medical

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flag of medical units use a dark green background with white stripes.
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Military Band

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

A large dark yellow cherry blossom in the center with blue horizontal lines on pale rose field. Adopted on March 25th 2010.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 March 2014


Airborne

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flags of airborne units use the reverse of the aviation unit flags (white flag with the stripes being a light indigo/greenish mix (asaki iro) color).
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018


Logistic Support

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

A large dark yellow cherry blossom in the center with white horizontal lines in deep blue field.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 06 March 2014


Other Units

Group
Battalion


Company A


Company B


Images by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 1 April 2018

The flags of other units is the reverse of the infantry unit flags (white background with red stripes).
Zachary Harden, 1 April 2018