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image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998
Gold stylized 4 Katakana character of Ma (マ) of Shimane (Shi
means 4) in round shape on wine red colour field. Adopted 8 November 1968.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 25 October 2009
Shimane Prefecture has a variant and simplified flag of red field with white emblem while the official flag has yellow
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 October 2009
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 22 October 2009
The city emblem was adopted on Mar 31st 2005 by the Prefecture Notice No 6 but no flag law.
The white flag is charged with blue city emblem in the center.
The flag proportions are 2:3.
The city emblem represents 松＝ a pine needle inside and a turtleshell outside in the connection with
old castle of Mt. Kameda (turtle) in the city.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 October 2009