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Shirasawa [Fukushima prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-08-26 by phil nelson
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[flag of Shirasawa] image by Eugene Ipavec, 15 December 2005

[flag construction sheet of Shirasawa] image by Eugene Ipavec, 15 December 2005

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Shirasawa village emblem and adopted: December 12 1968 (Notice No. 25)

flag proportion: 2:3
field: deep purplish red; emblem: white, a stylized hiragana Shi .

Source: Shirasawa website page in Japanese
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 December 2005

The emblem is described as a white hiragana sa さ, forming a circle, as the syllables Shi-ra-sa-wa could be written 白さ輪 (white - sa - wheel/ring/circle). The first stroke of the sa (which forms a line across the top of the circle) is a folding fan, having in mind the harmony of the village and unlimited growth of industry. The prosperity of the village is also symbolised.
Jonathan Dixon, 25 January 2006