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image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 July 2006
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