A group of Japanese artists are hoping to help people embrace both the Olympic spirit and Japanese culture by reimagining flags of competing countries as samurai characters.
Nations large and small are represented in the , including Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Great Britain, El Salvador and Turkey.
Creator Kamaya Yamamoto said “We received so many messages online from Sri Lankans telling us how cool it is that we’ve turned their country into a samurai”.
The report adds the colours of Sri Lanka’s flag represent the country’s main ethnic groups.
The samurai not only wears these colours, but the image also includes a lion, prominently featured on the flag.
The hope is that the images will help people get excited about the Olympics, especially since no-one will be able to actually watch any of the Games in person.
Samurai soldiers have played a huge part in Japanese history since at least the 12th Century.
They have so far made samurais out of the flags of 84 of the 200 competing countries.