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Konan [Shiga prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-09-02 by phil nelson
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[Konan city flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 January 2006

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Konan city adopted its emblem on 1 October 2004 by Notice No 1; flag adopted 1 October 2004 by Notice No 2 (links in Japanese).

Flag proportion: 2:3
colour of field : white
colour of emblem: blue and green; height of emblem : 3/5 of flag height; width of emblem: 1/2 of flag length. The blue stands for water of the Biwako lake and green for its land.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 15 January 2006

The emblem consists of a large blue oval, portraying the abundant water of Lake Biwa (Biwako) above a smaller green oval depicting the green land south of the lake. Where the ovals are nearest each other, they protude to nearly touch each other. The emblem symoblises the abundant water and greenery surrounding the city and a city atmosphere overflowing with spontaneous kind smiles.
Jonathan Dixon, 27 February 2006