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Kitakata [Fukushima prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-08-26 by phil nelson
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City flag
[flag of Kitakata] image by Eugene Ipavec, 12 December 2005

Construction sheet
[flag construction sheet of Kitakata] image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 December 2005

See also:

City flag

Emblem adoption: August 19 1961 (Notice No. 39)

flag adoption: November 21 1968 (Notice No. 56)

flag proportion: 2:3
field: dark green
emblem: Japanese light orange (hada iro); a stylized hiragana Ki き.

Source: Kitakata website (emblem) and (flag)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 December 2005

[Editorial note: source pages no longer available]

The stylised hiragana ki forms a circular shape with points at the top and bottom, and wings ("airfoils"?) at the top. The 'wings' represent progress, while the circle represents harmony/reconciliation. The light orange colour is literally "skin colour".
Jonathan Dixon, 25 January 2006