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Mitaka si (Tokyo, Japan)


Last modified: 2006-08-12 by phil nelson
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[Mitaka si]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 July 2006

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Description of the flag

Mitaka city adopted its emblem on 1 January 1967 by Notice No. 1.

flag proportion: 2:3

colour of field: dark violet

colour of emblem: white diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height, kanji Mi 三 and Taka meaning a hawk.

Source: Mitaka website
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 March 2006

The emblem was the one chosen as the Mitaka town emblem as the result of a public competition on 18 August 1942. It consists of three concentric arcs, with a figure of a hawk at the bottom completing the circle. The three arcs signify the three Edo period jurisdictions in the Mitaka area: Setagaya, Nogata and Fuchuu. The hawk indicates a place of hawks during the Edo period. The emblem combines the mi 三 (three) and taka 鷹 (hawk) of Mitaka in a circle, a design hoping for the people's peace and harmony.
Jonathan Dixon, 4 July 2006