Last modified: 2006-09-23 by phil nelson
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image by Eugene Ipavec, 30 April 2006
Narita city in Chiba Prefecture adopted its emblem on 7 May 1954
A stylized kanji Nari 成
No flag legislation but they use above flag in practice: flag proportion: 2:3; colour of field: purple; colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height
Source: Narita website
(page no longer available)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 29 April 2006
The emblem drawn by Eugene features the kanji nari 成 inside a circle surrounded by six interlocking arcs looking like the petals of a flower.
It is described in an article in a publication celebrating 50 years of Narita City. The six petals stand for six villages, representing the merger of (one town and?) six villages. The emblem was designed by Hiroshi/Yutaka/... Shuugo, and chosen from 97 submissions. The article includes 3 of the other designs and their explanations.
I could not access the legislation, however, as the city seems to have adopted a new emblem on the very day that Nozomi sent his report (29 April 2006).
The design is an image combining the N of Narita with the shape of a person. The extension of the limbs represents a sense of lively motion and dashing, the central red the hot enthusiasm and zeal of the Narita people. Beneath the left part of the N/person shape is the word NARITA in the Latin alphabet, representing the international airport city as the point of intercourse between the Japan and the rest of the world. The emblem also contains the desire for Narita's further prosperity and activity towards a bright future.
The red head is prescribed as M100 Y100, R255 G0 B0, the other parts of
the emblem as B K70, R76 G76 B76. Perhaps this emblem is now used on a flag?
Jonathan Dixon, 26 August 2006