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Mobara si [Chiba prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-09-23 by phil nelson
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[flag of Mobara] image by Eugene Ipavec, 30 April 2006

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City flag

Mobara city in Chiba Prefecture adopted its emblem on 1 July 1972 by Official Regulation No 4.

A stylized hiragana Mo .

No flag legislation but they use above flag in practice:

flag proportion: 2:3; colour of field: dark green; colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height.

Source: Mobara website
Nozomi Kariyasu, 29 April 2006

The notice concerning the emblem seems to say that it applies from 1 May 1972 (two months before the date on the notice).

The emblem features a stylised hiragana mo も forming two overlapping bold circles, signifying peace of the people, industry and nature, and portrays the reassuring/emboldened harmony of Mobara City.

The notice says that other than in the city flag and employee's emblems, the emblem may be depicted on other items where necessary to represent the city.
Jonathan Dixon, 25 August 2006