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Houseflags of Japanese shipping companies

Last modified: 2014-04-27 by zoltán horváth
Keywords: maritime shipping | tokyo kaiun | tokyo tanker | toyo-kisen kabushiki kaishi | circle: red | disk: red (6) | star: red | fan | tsurumi sunmarine | letter: t | tsukiboshi logistics | star: red | waxing moon: red |
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Tokyo Kaiun K.K.

[Tokyo Kaiun K.K.] image by Jarig Bakker, 16 September 2005
Source: Brown’s Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World, 1995 [lgr95]

Tokyo - white flag, red circle, surrounded by 6 red dots.
Jarig Bakker, 16 September 2005


Tokyo Marine K.K.

[Tokyo Marine K.K.] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 December 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Tokyo - brightblue flag; in center horizontal red stripe outlined white, interrupted by white "M".
Jarig Bakker, 19 December 2005


Tokyo Tanker K.K.

[Tokyo Tanker K.K.] image by Phil Nelson
Source: Flags, Funnels and Hull Colours, 1963 [ste63]

Tokyo Tanker K.K. was formed 1951 as a joint venture by Caltex Oil and Nihon Sekiyu K.K. becoming a full subsidiary of the latter at a later date, and in due course of Nisseki-Mitsubishi. The black lettering is edged white from the red star.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 March 2003


Toyo-Kisen Kabushiki Kaishi

Katsuda Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha] image by Jarig Bakker
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, 1926 [wed26]

Tokyo - blue flag, white fan with black handle, charged with a red sun.
Jarig Bakker, 14 February 2005


Toyofuji Kaiun K.K.

[Toyofuji Kaiun K.K.] image by Jarig Bakker, 7 December 2005
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of Shipping Companies of the World [lgr95]

Tokyo - white flag, red oval, white "TF".
Jarig Bakker, 7 December 2005


Tsukiboshi Logistics

[Tsukiboshi Logistics] image by Ivan Sache, 28 April 2007

The homepage of Tsukiboshi Logistics is mainly in Japanese. Still we may be surprised to see an “Arab-like" house flag on Japanese vessels; only the symbol (“moon [and] star”) turns out to be that of the mother company, Nisshin Steel.

The house flag is white with two horizontal red stripes seemingly in a 2:1:1:1:2 pattern interrupted by a centrally placed waxing red moon, inclosing a red five-pointed star.

Some of the ‘News’ pages shown the flag on one occasion together with a second house flag unknown to me and on other occasions accompanied by flags bearing green crosses (concerning health and safety I believe).
Jan Mertens, 22 April 2007