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Shiribeshi Subprefecture (Hokkaidō Territory, Japan)

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Municipalities of Shiribeshi Subprefecture:

See also:

Akaigawa Village / 赤井川村

[Akaigawa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the village of Akaigawa is white with mark.
Source: http://www.akaigawa.com/blog/cat5/post_224.html
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The village emblem was adopted on Jun 10th 1968 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a green and a red two color village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized kanji 赤 Aka of Akaigawa in a diamond form. The eight bars symbolize an unlimited development of the modern agriculture and the outer circle does the village’s peace and solidarity. The green color stands for the modern agriculture and the red color for the village people’s solidarity.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 November 2014


Furubira Town / 古平町

[Furubira]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Furubira is white with mark.
Sources: http://www.hirokazu.net/hokoku-19-11-17.htm
http://takeyamaakiyo.net/company/古平町.html
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on May 20th 1968 by Ordinance No 7. The white flag has a blue town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 古 Furu of Furubira. The upper wings symbolize growing town and peace, the lower circle does the town people’s peaceful reconciliation, Furubira Bay and the fishery The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 10/14 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014


Iwanai Town / 岩内町

[Iwanai]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the town of Iwanai is green with mark.
Source: http://www.ippachi.co.jp/blog/?p=2165
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Sep 1st 1956 by Instructions No 2 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 内 Nai of iwaNai and five rings = Iwa. The circle symbolizes a cooperation and the straight line does a positive and progressive spirit.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014


Kamoenai Village / 神恵内村

[Kamoenai]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the village of Kamoenai is purple with mark.
Sources: http://www.shiribeshi.net/kamoenai140.htm
http://www.hirokazu.net/hokoku-19-11-17.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The adoption date of the village embem is unknown. The purple flag has a blue, a white and an orange three color village emblem in the center. The emblem depicts a seagull in the port symbolizing the village’s development. The triangle represents the development of the industry, tourism and roads.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014

The village emblem was adopted on May 15th 1968.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 31 December 2014


Kimobetsu Town / 喜茂別町

[Kimobetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kimobetsu is purple with mark.
Source: http://www.town.kimobetsu.hokkaido.jp/2011/12/
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jul 1st 1952 but there is no flag law. The purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 喜 Ki of Kimobetsu. The emblem depicts the polar star shining in the north sky and represents the town development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 November 2014


Kuromatsunai Town / 黒松内町

[Kuromatsunai]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kuromatsunai is maroon with mark.
Source: http://www.seiyo.org/giin/06/0428_kuro.html
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on May 1st 1959 but there is no flag law. The maroon flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 黒 Kuro of Kuromatsunai surrounded by pine needles (=Matsu). The circle symbolizes a happiness and a peace. Three pine needles represent merged three villages.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 November 2014


Kutchan Town / 倶知安町

[Kutchan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kutchan is white with mark.
Source: http://www.hirokazu.net/hokoku-19-11-17.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Jul 1st 1991 by Notice No 36. The white flag has a blue and a white two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized K of Kutchan in forms of a flying bird and a snowflake. The blue color stands for a development to the future and a hope. It represents a human contact, a surge and a saltation. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 10/14 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014


Kyogoku Town / 京極町

[Kyogoku]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kyogoku is green with mark.
Sources: http://www.hirokazu.net/hokoku-19-11-17.htm
http://www.town-kyogoku.jp/mt/mt-search.cgi?search=公民館
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Aug 1st 1957 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 京 Kyo of Kyogoku. The circle symbolizes a concord of the town people. It represents a tone and a firm solidarity of the peaceful town people.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 November 2014


Kyowa Town / 共和町

[Kyowa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

Ceremonial Flag:
[Kyowa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kyowa is white with mark.
Source: http://takahashi-miho.jp/?m=201307
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted in 1955 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue town emblem in the center. The town emblem has a stylized kanji 共 Kyo of Kyowa in the upper part which symbolizes merged three villagers’ cooperation. The lower circle represents the town’s development by the residents concord. They use the white flag at the town hall building. However they has also a ceremonial flag which is reverse color: the blue flag charged with a white town emblem and gold fringe.
Source: http://www.town.kyowa.hokkaido.jp/shoukai/choushou.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 November 2014


Makkari Village / 真狩村

[Makkari]
10/14 version
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

[Makkari]
14/25 version
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the village of Makkari is blue with mark.
Sources: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/makkari123yakuba/34300680.html
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/makkari123yakuba/54720973.html
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The village emblem and the flag were adopted on Dec 23rd 1967. The blue flag has a yellow and a white two color village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized katakana マ Ma of Makkori in a form of a six pointed star. It represents a reconciliation and a solidarity of the villagers. The blue color stands for a sky and the village’s development and surge, the white color for the clean-living beautiful and peaceful village and the yellow color for the harvest of rice. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 10/14 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 November 2014

I think that yellow is darker, like FOTW color Y+ shadow is too light and almost indistinguishable from white finbriations.
Tomislav Todorović, 11 November 2014

Here is the flag color showed in Makkori Village site and the construction sheet in the flag law.
[Original document is converted to pdf by Editor.]

Source: http://www.makkari.info/introduce/sonshou/
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014

The construction sheet shows  that the diameter is 10/25 not 10/14. What would be the accurate data between these two?
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The village confirms the height of the emblem is 168/300=14/25 as per the construction sheet is correct although the text says 10/14.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here are corrected flags, both 10/14 and 14/25 versions.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014


Niki Town / 仁木町

[Niki]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Niki is white with mark.
Sources: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Niki_Town_Hall.jpg
http://photozou.jp/photo/show/711576/70572277
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Mar 27th 1965 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a maroon town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 仁木 Niki. The outline is a snow crystal symbolizing Hokkaido. The circle represents the agriculture and the triangle does wetland rice.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 November 2014


Niseko Town / ニセコ町

[Niseko]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Niseko is green with mark.
Sources: http://shiribeshi393.blog91.fc2.com/blog-entry-1225.html
http://www.city.satsumasendai.lg.jp/www/contents/1312935746080/index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on May 15th 1968 by Regulations No 8. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana ニセコNiseko. The town emblem depicts clouds , a mountain and a river stream. The circle symbolizes a peace, a solidarity, the chevron does an exponential development. The green color stands for rich hometown and hope,the white color for snow. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 3/5 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014


Otaru City / 小樽市

[Otaru]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The flag of the city of Otaru is white with mark.
Source: http://otaru-journal.com/2012/02/0208-2.php
Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2014

The city emblem was adopted on Aug 28th 1922 by Instructions No 47 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a red city emblem in the center. The city emblem is a stylized kanji 小 O of Otaru in a six pointed snowflake.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 November 2014


Rankoshi Town / 蘭越町

[Rankoshi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the town of Rankoshi is purple with mark.
Sources: http://nisekoweb.sblo.jp/category/1445397-4.html
http://www.town.rankoshi.hokkaido.jp/wadai/2011/08/post_28/
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Dec 1st 1954 but there is no flag law. The purple flag has a yellow, a white and a grey three color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is four stylized katakana コKo of ranKoshi with an orchid (Ran) in the center.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014


Rusutsu Village / 留寿都村

[Rusutsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the village of Rusutsu is green with mark.
Source: http://www.vill.rusutsu.lg.jp/photonews/detail/20.html
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The village emblem and the flag were adopted on Sep 2nd 1967 by Notice No 14. The green flag has a white village emblem in the center. The town emblem is three stylized katakana ル Ru of Rusutsu in forms of cloud and the sun. The center circle symbolizes a peace and a cooperation, the triangle does mountains surrounding the village. The green color stands for peace and richness. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 10/14 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014


Shakotan Town / 積丹町

[Shakotan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the town of Shakotan is white with mark.
Sources: http://ameblo.jp/hasegawa-gaku/entry-10918587609.html
http://ameblo.jp/hasegawa-gaku/image-10918587609-11281104029.html
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Aug 11th 1966 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 丹 Tan of shakoTan in the center which is composed of Mt. Shakotan, waves and a boat surrounded by three seagulls representing the merger of three villages. It represents an image of the town which is developing by a reconciliation and an affiliation.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014


Shimamaki Village / 島牧村

[Shimamaki]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the village of Shimamaki is blue with mark.
Source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/konohi55/29803662.html
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The village emblem was adopted on Dec 22nd 1967 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a yellow village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized katakana シマ Shima of Shimamaki. It represents the village’s exponential development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014


Suttsu Town / 寿都町

[Suttsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Suttsu is white with mark.
Source: http://www.town.suttu.lg.jp/ibento/koureikai.html
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted in 1965 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized hiragana すつ Sutttsu. す in a cross shape represents a solidarity of merged four towns and villages, peace and justice. The outer circle by つ symbolizes a reconciliation in a form of Suttsu Bay.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 November 2014


Tomari Village / 泊村

[Tomari]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The flag of the village of Tomari is white with mark.
Source: http://www.geocities.jp/kakkin_kaigi/20100330/20100330.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 12 November 2014

The village emblem was adopted on Feb 25th 1937 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized kanji 泊 Tomari. The center part is Japanese national flag hinomaru. It represents the village’s reconciliation and development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 November 2014


Yoichi Town / 余市町

[Tomari]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The flag of the town of Yoichi is blue with mark.
Sources: http://www.hirokazu.net/jokun.htm
http://www.hiro-nakamura.jp/?tag=叙勲
http://www.hirokazu.net/hokoku-19-11-17.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 13 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Oct 1st 1935 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a yellow and a white two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 余市 Yoichi. The polar star symbolizes the town’s development and the circle does a solidarity and an affinity.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 14 November 2014