Last modified: 2006-09-23 by phil nelson
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image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 April 2006
Hachioji city adopted its emblem on 22 December 1917
flag proportion: 2:3
colour of field: purple
colour of emblem: white diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height; a stylized kanji Hachioji 八丈
The "City outline" page, which tells us that the emblem was established following the creation of the municipal government on 1 September 1917.
I did not find an explanation of the emblem, however it looks to me like
stylised kanji hachi 八 (eight) forming a circle with o 王
(king) in the centre. I don't see the last character 子, although
Nozomi seems to imply that it is there.
Jonathan Dixon, 2 August, 2006