Philippine Flag Personified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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A website that intends to promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, World Flags, introduced an anthropomorphized version of the Philippine flag named Rizal on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

“Philippines, you are here today! I’m going to summon the sun! Philippines is one of ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations]! The name is Rizal,” World Flags wrote in a tweet.

World Flags introduced Rizal as The Orient Pearl and described its blue, red and gold colored armor as Maharurika which features featuring the colors red, white and blue… and the sun. He is equipped with three weapons, a fan, a sword and a rifle.

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By promoting gijinka or creating human characters based on inanimate objects, these characters seek to generate excitement for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics according to the website World Flags.

The website also offers detailed write-ups on the history and culture of every country included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.



(an·thro·po·mor·phize -attribute human characteristics or behavior to (a god, animal, or object ) – you learned a new word today, you’re welcome! – Mellow94.7