LOOK: PH flag gets personified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Beatrice Go
LOOK: PH flag gets personified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Philippines is represented by Rizal the Warrior in the World of Flags project

MANILA, Philippines –  Have you ever imagined the Philippine flag personified? 

A group of Japanese artists collaborated for the World Flags project to feature anime Gijinka or personifications of flags around the world, including the Philippines. 

Although it is not offiically affliated with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the objective of World Flags is to showcase a unique take of the flags around the world leading up to the quadrennial event. 

While other countries were imagined to be Japanese samurais, monks and magi, the Philippines is represented by Rizal the Warrior, which is based on the country’s national hero – Jose Rizal. 

Photo from World Flags

Known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Rizal’s traditional costume was imagined to be predominantly white with a Japanese armor embellished with red, blue and gold accents. 

The sun on the Philippine flag is found on the haidate or the thigh guard, while the 3 stars representing the island groups are printed on the suneate or shin guard of Rizal. 

Rizal wields a rifle and a fan adorned with a Philippine flag design. 

Here are some of the Gijinkas of other countries: 

Dustin of US 

Photo from World Flags

 

Keanu of Canada

Photo from World Flags

 

Kamamoto of Japan

Photo by World Flags

Maharudika of Indonesia

Photo by World Flags

Malaysia (No name)

Photo by World Flags

Guyen of Vietnam

Photo by World Flags

 

Aaron of China

Photo by World Flags

Rodriguez of Colombia

Photo by World Flags

Venezuela (No name) 

Photo by World Flags

– Rappler.com

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.