On my mother's back with small hands,
I waved the Hinomaru flag that day.
The distant and faint memories,
the patriotic fervor burning in my chest,
still linger in my blood.
Plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, and chrysanthemums,
Always raising the Hinomaru flag,
I gazed at its light in my homeland's house,
at the gate, pledging loyalty and thought,
a young boy who grew up.
On the evening my older sister got married,
the newly bought Hinomaru,
Into the drawer of the chest to be carried,
the gratitude of my mother
Even now, when I recall it, my eyes become teary.
In the autumn of last year, summoned as a strong one,
I raised the Hinomaru flag,
high up on the enemy's fortress walls,
the first to hoist it,
A glorious achievement in a victorious battle.
Japan, eternally prosperous,
The emblem of the nation, the Hinomaru,
When it shines its light, it knows no end,
Morning arrives upon the Earth,
A morning that radiates with peace will come.
Hinomaru is the unofficial name of the Japanese flag even though it is more commonly used. The official name of the Japanese flag is Nisshōki.