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Takanezawa [Tochigi prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-08-26 by phil nelson
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[Takanezawa] image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 November 2005

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[Takanezawa] image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 November 2005

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Takanezawa town in Tochigi adopted its flag on December 25 1959.

proportion: 2:3
field: dark blue
emblem: white
Stylized kanji Taka of Takanezawa in the shape of bird which stands for development. The upper part of emblem represents mountains and the lower part the three rivers in the city.
size of emblem is 3/5 of width.

Source: Takanezawa website (page in Japanese)

Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 November 2005

The kanji Taka is (tall). My understanding is that the lower (circular) part also represents harmony among the townspeople. The emblem was adopted at the same time as the flag.
Jonathan Dixon, 12 December 2005