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Kamikawa Subprefecture (Hokkaidō Territory, Japan)

上川総合振興局

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Municipalities of Kamikawa Subprefecture:

See also:

Aibetsu Town / 愛別町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Aibetsu is blue with mark.
Source: http://www.nayoro-np.com/news/2009-07-29.html
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Nov 6th 1934 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a white, a red, a yellow , a grey and a light blue town emblem in the center. The emblem depicts the rising sun above a river surrounded by two arrows. The sun symbolizes the town’s development. Aibetsu means a fast river stream like an arrow in Ainu.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014


Asahi Town / 朝日町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 November 2014

The former flag of the town of Asahi was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2005, part of the city of Shibetsu.
Source: http://www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp/www/contents/1106362034015/index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 26 November 2014


Asahikawa City / 旭川市

[flag of Asahikawa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014

The city emblem was adopted on Jun 29th 1911 and the flag was adopted on Sep 18th 1970 by Notice No 139. The blue flag has a red and a white two color city emblem in the center. The emblem is composed of a white star and a red sun. The star is the Polestar which symbolizes a historic hardship the ancestors had experienced. They placed their hope on the star. The sun represents a center of Hokkaido which is the geographic location of the city. The blue color stands for the young people’s will, a rich culture and  nature, the white color for a snow, ices and a severe climate, and the red color for a frontier spirit. The flag proportion is 7:10.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 May 2014

The flag of the city of Asahikawa is already reported, but here is better image, I think.
Source: http://www.city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp/koho/h25_05/html2/closeup.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014


Biei Town / 美瑛町

[flag of Biei]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Biei ia already presented, but colors is wrong. The flag is green.
Source: http://town.biei.hokkaido.jp/reiki/344909150811A00000NH/344909150811A00000NH/344909150811A00000NH.html
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

Previously Reported Wrong Flag
[flag of Biei]
contributed by Valentin Poposki 9 October 2005
Source: Biei website

The flag color of the image is wrong. The town emblem was adopted on Feb 25th 1963 and the flag was adopted on Aug 11th 1969. The town emblem is a stylized hiragana び Bi of Biei in a form of Mt.Tokachi. It represents a progress of the town which is always gallantly growing and an affinity of the people. The green flag has a gold town emblem in the center. The flag proportion is not mentioned. The green color stands for a peace and a health, the gold color for a fatness and a honor.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 June 2014


Bifuka Town  / 美深町

[flag of Biei]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Bifuka is green with mark.
Source: http://www.nayoro-np.com/news/2013-03-28.html
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Apr 1st 1948 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white and a red two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized hiragana び Bi of Biffuka. The outer thick line symbolizes a man and the inner thin line does a woman. The circle represents the town’s development and the livable town development by the town people’s reconciliation and solidarity.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Furano City / 富良野市

[flag of Asahikawa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014

The flag of the city of Furano is white with mark.
Source: http://www.nishiwaki-hs.jp/blog/2012/08/01/富良野「北海へそ祭り」訪問交流/
Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014

The city emblem was adopted on Oct 15th 1966 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue city emblem in the center. The city emblem is a stylized katakana フ Fu of Furano. The outer circle symbolizes the eternal peace and the citizen’s reconciliation by three districts unity and the sharp edge does a beauty of the mountains surrounding the city and the city’s exponential development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 November 2014


Furen Town / 風連町

[flag of Asahikawa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014

The flag of the former town of Furen was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2006, part of the city of Nayoro.
Sources: http://www.city.nayoro.lg.jp/ny_cntnt/public_html/signing/index.html
http://www.nayoro-np.com/news/2004-01-05.html
http://www.nayoro-np.com/news/2004-10-12.html
Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014


Higashikagura Town / 東神楽町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014

Ceremonial flag
[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Higashikagura is white with mark.
Sources: http://www.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/anzen/seikatsu/shokuiku/100202higashikagura.html
http://youkoh.kita.whitesnow.jp/?page=15
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Jan 1st 1993 by Notice No 1 and No 2. The white flag has a green town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana ヒ Hi of Higashikagura. It represents an image of the town which soars with the cultural wings based on a rich ground, fresh stream and creative people’s concord. The green color stands for a harmony with the people and the rich nature and the white color for the holy ground.
The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the circle of the emblem is 3/5 height of the flag. The flag law does not mention about white flag with a yellow fringe.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014

Higashikagura Town General Affairs section says the white flag charged with a green town emblem with a yellow fringe is the town mayor’s flag always in his room.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu hare is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014


Higashikawa Town / 東川町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Higashikawa is purple with mark.
Sources: http://www.esri.go.jp/jp/prj/mytown/suisho/su_01_0405_01.html
http://blog.hokkaido-np.co.jp/0141kome/oldentries/archives/2010/09/post_472.html
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted in Jul 1934 and the flag was adopted on Aug 1st 1968 by Notice No 10. The purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a combination of a stylized kanji 東 Higashi in a form of a tortoiseshell and a stylized kanji 川 Kawa in a circle form which represent Chubetsu River and Kuranuma River. The star symbolizes the Polar star, the center dot does Mt.Asahi. The purple color stands for the hidden scenic point of Mt.Daisetsu and the venerableness of the virgin forest and the white color for the town people’s unyielding spirit. The flag law does not mention about the construction specification but only the symbolism of the colors.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014


Horokanai Town / 幌加内町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Horokanai is blue with mark.
Source: http://blog.canpan.info/iku/monthly/201007/1
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jul 3rd 1958 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a white and a red two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana ホロカナイHorokanai. The circle symbolizes the town’s reconciliation and the space between two circles does River Uryu and Lake Shumarinai. Three fans represent the forests, the farmland and the mine.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Kamifurano Town / 上富良野町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kamifurano is green with mark.
Sources: http://www.town.kamifurano.hokkaido.jp/index.php?id=185&mtarkid=1064
http://www.town.kamifurano.hokkaido.jp/index.php?id=185&mtarkid=422
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Oct 5th 1957 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white and a red two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is three(Mi) stylized katakana カ Ka of KaMifurano. The circle symbolizes a development of the town. It represents wealth achieved by village people’s collaboration.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Kamikawa Town / 上川町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kamikawa is yellow with mark.
Source: http://kamisyo.exblog.jp/m2012-06-01/
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jul 29th 1955 but there is no flag law. The yellow flag has a green town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 上川 Kamikawa. The center chevron symbolizes Daisetsu mountain ranges, the surrounding three lines do Ishikari River and the circle does peace.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014


Kenbuchi Town / 剣淵町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Kenbuchi is maroon with mark.
Source: http://www.town.kembuchi.hokkaido.jp/video/index.php
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jun 20th 1968 by Regulations No 6 but there is no flag law. The maroon flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized K of Kenbuchi. The center triangle symbolizes a poise of homeland and Mt.Hiranami, the sharp edges do a development and a surge to the future and the outer circle does a solidarity, a cooperation and a concord.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014


Minamifurano Town / 南富良野町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Minamifurano is purple-blue with mark.
Source: http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/square/tewotoriatte/2012/120321.html
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted in Mar 1967 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana フ Fu put in a stylized kanji 南 Minami. It represents Kanayama Dam, the town land form and the town's upward development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Nakagawa Town / 中川町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Nakagawa is blue with mark.
Source: http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/square/tewotoriatte/2013/130522.html
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on May 1st 1964 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 中川 Nakagawa. The outer circle symbolizes peace and happiness and the center sharp edge does the town’s development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Nakafurano Town / 中富良野町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Nakafurano is white with mark.
Source: http://www.nakafurano.jp/soumu1/kouhou/kouhou/kouhou2007.html
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Mar 24th 1967 by Ordinance No 7 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a yellow, a green and a black town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 中 Naka of Nakafurano in the center. The yellow color stands for a good crop of paddy rice, the green color for peace and the black color for wealth in a form of Mt. Fuji.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Nayoro City / 名寄市

[flag of Asahikawa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014

The city emblem and the flag were changed when the city merged Furen Town 風連町 on Mar 27th 2006. The new city emblem and the flag were adopted on Mar 27th 2006 by Notice No 2 and 3. The green flag has a white city emblem in the center. The city emblem is a stylized N of Nayoro. It represents an image of the city where the residents of Nayoro and Furen thank for a natural blessings and develop the new city together. The green color stands for a vast land. The flag proportion is 2: 3.
Source: http://www3.e-reikinet.jp/nayoro/d1w_reiki/418902500003000000MH/418902500003000000MH/418902500003000000MH.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 June 2014

The flag of the city of Nayoro is already reported, but that is old flag now.
Source: http://www.city.nayoro.lg.jp/www/contents/1360811127585/index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014

Previous Flag:
[flag of Asahikawa]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 November 2014


Otoineppu Village / 音威子府村

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the village of Otoineppu is blue with mark.
Source: http://89187607.at.webry.info/200912/article_14.html
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The village emblem was adopted in 1965 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a white and a red two color village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized kanji 音 Oto of Otoineppu in a circle which symbolizes the sun. Six pentagrams symboloze silos and the dairy industry development. The entire shape of the emblem is a snowflake.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 03 December 2014


Pippu Town / 比布町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014

The flag of the town of Pippu is blue with mark.
Source: http://www.geocities.jp/pippukendo/contents-kaiin-tikagoro.html
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Jun 1st 2005 by Notice No 55. The blue flag has a yellow town emblem in the center and a white border. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 比 Pi of Pippu. The crossed letter V symbolizes the town peoples reconciliation and solidarity, and the lower part does the rich town. The blue color stands for a grand sky, the yellow color for autumn of fertility and the white color for snow.
The flag proportion is 2: 3. The height of the emblem is 5/9 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu hare is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014


Shibetsu City / 士別市

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014

Ceremonial flag
[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the city of Shibetsu is white with mark.
Sources: http://www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp/www/contents/1303272912278/index.html
http://www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp/www/contents/1290039535019/activesqr/common/other/4ce747c1002.jpg
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The city emblem and the flag were adopted on Oct 14th 2005. The white flag has a green, a blue and a red three color city emblem in the center. The city emblem is a stylized S of Shibetsu. The green oblong stands for the earth and merged one city and one town, the blue color for the stream of River Teshio and the red circle with the letter S for a runner. It represents the ground and an image of the city making a leap forward.
The flag proportion is 2:3. The height of the emblem is 66/100 height of the flag. The length of the emblem is 55/100 length of the flag. The flag law does not mention about purple flag with yellow emblem and fringe.
Source: https://www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp/www/hp/reiki/reiki_honbun/r267RG00000715.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014

The general affairs section says the purple flag charged with a yellow city emblem with a yellow fringe is NOT the city mayor's flag. They have no idea of it and guess some organization in the city made it  without city's approval for some purpose.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu hare is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014

Previous Flag

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 November 2014

The former flag of the town of Asahi was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2005, part of the city of Shibetsu.
Source: http://www.city.shibetsu.lg.jp/www/contents/1106362034015/index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 26 November 2014


Shimokawa Town / 下川町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Shimokawa is purple with mark.
Source: http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/square/tewotoriatte/2012/120528.html
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Dec 25th 1958 but there is no flag law. The purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 下 Shimo of Shimokawa. It represents a great surge to the future, the center of the industrial culture in the Northern Hokkaido, the gained strongly-motivated real power to develop, and an image of the peaceful town people to love the hometown.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Shimukappu Village / 占冠村

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the village of Shimukappu is yellow with mark.
Sources: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shimukappu_Village_Office.jpg
http://www.furano.ne.jp/school/shimukappu/profile.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The village emblem and the flag were adopted on Oct 11th 1963. The yellow flag has a green and an orange two color village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized kanji 占 Shimu of Shimukappu. It represents an image of the village people who takes hands each other in green mountains and makes a leap forward.
The flag proportion is 90: 125. The diameter of the emblem is 48.5/90 height of the flag.
Source: http://www.vill.shimukappu.lg.jp/reiki/338909201011A00000NH/338909201011A00000NH/338909201011A00000NH.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014


Takasu Town / 鷹栖町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014

The flag of the town of Takasu is blue with mark.
Source: http://blog.canpan.info/bgf/monthly/201009/1
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Jan 1st 1968. The blue flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem depicts a flying hawk (Taka). It represents the towns key industry rice, the town peoples concord and the towns future. The blue color stands for a grand sky and the white color for severe wind and snow, shining rice and a clear mind.
The flag proportion is 1000:1414. The diameter of the emblem is 5/7 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu hare is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014


Toma Town / 当麻町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The flag of the town of Toma is green with mark.
Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/takasu001/tag/当麻
Tomislav Šipek, 24 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Apr 1st 1968 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 当 To of Toma. The star symbolizes ex-legionaries frontier spirit and a surge to the future and the circle does the town’s concord and solidarity.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 November 2014


Wassamu Town / 和寒町

[flag of Aibetsu]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The flag of the town of Wassamu is white with mark.
Source: Google Search
Tomislav Šipek, 25 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Aug 24th 1965 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized W of Wassamu. The circle symbolizes the town peoples collaboration, the triangle does the development of the industry and the commerce based on the main business agriculture.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 November 2014