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Oyama [Tochigi prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-08-26 by phil nelson
Keywords: oyama | tochigi | kanji: o |
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[Oyama] image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 December 2005

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Oyama city in Tochigi adopted its flag on 13 October 1971.

field: purple; emblem: white; size of emblem is 5/8 of height; a stylized kanji O of Oyama which stands for harmony and developement.

Source: Oyama website (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 November 2005

The kanji O is (small). Oyama can literally mean small mountain, or hill. The emblem shows a mountain shape in a circle, the circle standing for harmony of the citizens and the mountain shape/arrow for the (rapid) development of the city.
Jonathan Dixon, 9 December 2005