The exact origin of the Hinomaru is unknown, but the rising sun seems to have had some symbolic meaning since the early 7th century (the Japanese archipelago is east of the Asian mainland, and is thus where the sun "rises"). In 607, an official correspondence that began with "from the Emperor of the rising sun" was sent to Chinese Emperor Yang of Sui. Japan is often referred to as "the land of the rising sun
(4) Sizes on one 2.3 x 3.2 Card
1", .085", .075" & .065"
Quick Application Instructions
Cut out decal with sharp X-Acto blade. Place in clean water
for 5-10 seconds then remove. Slide decal off of backing and
onto model. Once in place, remove excess water and allow
decal to dry. Seal model and decal with gloss or flat coat finish.