[KOREAN NATIONAL FLAG, 태극기 (Taegukgi)]
The flag of South Korea is known by the name of Taegukgi. The name Taegukgi translated in English means “supreme ultimate flag”. It is believed that the flag of South Korea is representative of the Korean race as a whole – not simply the South Korean nation-state.
The first pattern of Taegukgi was made by Kojong. Flags similar to the current Taegeukgi were used as the national flags of Korea by the Joseon dynasty, the Korean Empire, and by the Korean exile government during Japanese rule. It has continued to be used as a national flag even after the establishment of the South Korean state on August 15, 1948.