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Municipal flags of Nara (Japan)

Last modified: 2010-03-06 by phil nelson
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Nara (city) / 奈良市

[Nara city flag] image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 19 October 2009

The city flag was adopted on Feb 10th 1977 by the city Notice No 47.

The vermilion flag is charged with green city emblem and its name in white hoist.

The flag proportions are 2:3

The emblem represents a beautiful flower of double cherry blossoms in connection with Nara from the old days of Tenpyo and   stylized kanji NA 奈 in the center of the flower. The kanji 示 of a part of 奈  and represents three lights of the sun,moon and star in connection with a legend that Nara people trained Japanese bush warbler to sing three light song beautifully in Mt. Mikasa in old days.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 October 2009


Yamatokouriyama / 大和郡山市

[flag of Yamatokouriyama]
image by Phil Nelson
Source: Toshi no hata to monshou [nkg87]

From the city website:

Yamatokoriyama was part of the fiefdom of the Yanagisawa Clan from its early beginning in 1724 to 1868. The current city emblem was taken from the flowery rhombus of the Yanagisawa crest.

Phil Nelson, 24 August 2006


Yamatotakada / 大和高田市

[flag of Yamatotakada]
image by Phil Nelson
Source: Toshi no hata to monshou [nkg87]

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