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Nishiaizu [Fukushima prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-08-26 by phil nelson
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[flag of Nishiaizu] image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 December 2005

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City flag

Nishiaizu town emblem adopted: September 20 1954

Flag adopted: November 1st 1973 (Notice No. 7)

flag proportion: 2:3
field: green; emblem: white, a stylized kanji Nishi 西 placed towards hoist.

Source: Nishiaizu website (emblem) and (flag) (pages in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 December 2005

The emblem is a stylised kanji nishi 西 (west). The top stroke forms a arc above the rest, representing the citizen's harmony. The box part of the character forms a triangle, whose three sides symbolise the basic intentions of democracy: liberty, equality and fraternity. The other two strokes form a V shape, representing the development/growth of the town's self-government.

The diameter of the emblem is 5/9 the length of the hoist, and its centre is the same distance from the hoist.
Jonathan Dixon, 31 January 2006