I think it was interesting at one stage that we went to war with Japan, and Japan was signified by the rising sun.
A lot of people didn’t make that connection, because Australian military badges had the rising sun too – very similar to Japan. So that’s what inspired this particular piece.
It was the rising sun that could have been in Australia, it was the rising sun that could have been in Japan, it was that similarity was amazing.
It struck fear in the hearts of everybody in Asia, and here was a country that they were fighting with a similar profile.