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Itoman [Okinawa prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-06-17 by phil nelson
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[flag of Itoman] image by Eugene Ipavec, 5 March 2006

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Itoman city adopted its emblem on 1 December 1971; by Notice No 41 adoption date of flag: 1 December 1971 by Notice No 42.

flag proportion: 2:3; colour of field: purple

Colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 6/10 flag height; a stylized hiragana Ito いと
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 February 2006

The emblem is described as the hiragana i い to と forming a circle. To me it looks like it could be made of either character, rather than both together. The circle signifies the citizen's aspirations, harmony and unity, while the flapping wings at the top are a symbol of rapid development/growth. The designer was a Satao Sato/Saio/Saito (?) of Saga prefecture, Nishimatsuuragunnishiarita town, Yamaya/Yamadani/Yamatani..

The image seems to be missing the "break" at the bottom of the circle.
Jonathan Dixon, 26 May 2006