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Soya Subprefecture (Hokkaidō Territory, Japan)

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Municipalities of Soya Subprefecture:

See also:

Esashi Town / 枝幸町

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

The flag of the town of Esashi is white with mark. The former flag of the town, before 2006, is also white.
Sources: http://www.tajima41.com/2007/01/
http://www.town.esashi.hokkaido.jp/contents/anschluss/utanobori/kouhou278/koho.278.4.htm
http://www.town.esashi.hokkaido.jp/contents/anschluss/utanobori/kouhou301/koho.301.1.htm
http://www.town.esashi.hokkaido.jp/contents/anschluss/utanobori/kouhou263/koho.263.3.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Mar 20th 2006 by Notice No 1. The white flag has a green, a blue and a white three color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized hiragana え E of Esashi. The diamond shape symbolizes Hokkaido. It represenst an union of a forest town (green) and a sea town (blue).
The flag proportion is 2:3. The height of the emblem is 33/50 height of the flag. The length of the emblem is 22/50 length of the flag.
They have a blue flag version with a white diamond and a green flag version with a white diamond as well on the flag law.
Source: http://houmu.h-chosonkai.gr.jp/~reikidb/data/27/7/418902500001000000MH/418902500001000000MH/418902500001000000MH.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014

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

Previous Flag

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014


Hamatonbetsu Town / 浜頓別町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the town of Hamatonbetsu is green with mark.
Source: http://www.a-esashi-syo.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/keiji/bouhai/newpage20.html
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jan 12th 1952 by Regulations 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 katakana ハマ Hama and hiragana とん Ton. The upper umbonal part symbolizes Mt. Shubun, the lower one does Cape Kitamikamui and the center bar does a breakwater jutting to Okhotsk Sea. Two slits represent a mouth of Tonbetsu River and a mouth of Tonbetsu fishry harbour.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Horonobe Town / 幌延町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the town of Horonobe is green with mark.
Source: http://www.town.toyotomi.hokkaido.jp/web/PD_Cont.nsf/0/3C30CD450334B06649256E670056A588?OpenDocument
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Apr 19th 1968 by Notice No 12. The green flag has a white and an orange two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana ホロノヘ Horonobe. It represents a cow in the dairy as the basic industry, a harmony with the people and the nature, a youth and the growing town. The green color stands for a vast plain and dairy and the orange color for the richness and the lightness.
The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 5/7 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Nakatonbetsu Town / 中頓別町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the town of Nakatonbetsu is blue with mark.
Source: http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/soya/notice/110125.html
http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/square/tewotoriatte/2011/110121.html
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Dec 7th 1933 by Regulations No 11 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 Naka of Nakatonbetsu in a form of a star. The outline symbolizes a snowflake.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Rebun Town / 礼文町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the town of Rebun is white with mark.
Source: Google Search
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Apr 1st 1967 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a red town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana レ Re of Rebun. The circle symbolizes all the town peoples’ peace and solidarity. It represents the development of the education and the industrial culture.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Rishiri Town / 利尻町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

Ceremonial flag

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the town of Rishiri is red with mark.
Source: http://fs-impact.com/report/report2011/rep2011-05-11.html
http://www.hokkaido-np.co.jp/cont/video-archive/?k=2007010501.html
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on May 1st 1968 but there is no flag law. The red flag has a white and a green two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized hiragana りし Rishi of Rishiri. The emblem depicts Mt. Rishiri in the cresting waves which is a distant view from offshore. They use the flag at the town hall building outside. They say they use a red flag charged with a white and a yellow emblem in the center with a yellow fringe which is an indoor ceremonial flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Rishirifuji Town / 利尻富士町

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

Flag variant:

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

The flag of the town of Rishirifuji is purple or white with mark.
Sources: http://www.hkd.mlit.go.jp/zigyoka/z_kowan/minatooasis/rishiri_touroku.html
http://tokunaga-eri.jp/article-6704.html
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Sep 30th 1990 but there is no flag law. The purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized hiragana り Ri and H. The circle symbolizes the sun disk, the double circle does a concord. and the letter り does a conjugation. The lower part represents Mt. Rishirifuji and the upper H is an initial of Hatten (development), Hiyaku (surge), Heiwa (peace) and Hojyo (abundance).
Please use Japanese traditional color purple sample.
The color in the photo looks a bit different (more reddish) but they use Japanese light shade purple. I happened to visit the island this summer on holidy to enjoy the best quality seafood and hotspring and saw the real flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014

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


Sarufutsu Village / 猿払村

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the village of Sarufutsu is white with mark.
Source: http://www.namara-hokkaido.net/topics/alliance/
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The village emblem was adopted on May 9th 1968 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a blue and a red two color vilage emblem in the center. The crista triangularis symbolize an intelligence, a courage and a passion, the center circle does the harmony with the undeveloped resources and the village administration. The red color and the blue color stand for an abundance of seafood and food from the mountain.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Toyotomi Town / 豊富町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the town of Toyotomi is maroon with mark.
Source: http://www.town.toyotomi.hokkaido.jp/web/PD_Cont.nsf/0/3C30CD450334B06649256E670056A588?OpenDocument
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Oct 1st 1940 but there is no flag law. The maroon flag has a white town emblem in the center. The center pickaxe symbolizes the mineral resources, the upper leaves do the forest resources. The circle lines represent Sarobetsu River running thru vast Sarobetsu Plain.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 November 2014


Utanobori Town / 歌登町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014

The flag of the former town of Utanobori was white with mark. The town is now, from 2006, part of the town of Esashi.
Source: http://www.town.esashi.hokkaido.jp/contents/anschluss/utanobori/kouhou278/koho.278.4.htm
http://www.town.esashi.hokkaido.jp/contents/anschluss/utanobori/kouhou301/koho.301.1.htm
http://www.town.esashi.hokkaido.jp/contents/anschluss/utanobori/kouhou263/koho.263.3.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 27 November 2014


Wakkanai City /稚内市

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

Unofficial variant of flag:
[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 November 2014

The flag of the city of Wakkanai is blue with mark.
Sources: http://www.city.wakkanai.hokkaido.jp/shisei/torikumi/koikigyosei/teijujiritsuken/kyotei/teiketsu.html
http://www.wakkanai-sports.or.jp/h24_hyosyo.htm
http://photodb.hokkaido-np.co.jp/detail/0050462712
https://ja-jp.facebook.com/wakkanai.city.council
Tomislav Šipek, 26 November 2014

The city emblem was adopted on Apr 1st 1949 and the flag was adopted on Apr 1st 1968 ny Notice No 23. The blue flag has a white and a yellow two color city emblem in the center. The outline of the emblem is a stylized kanji 水 Wakka in Ainu (water) which symbolizes the city’s history. Three Ws represent the citizens character : WILL,WISDOM and WORK. The six pointed star represents the citys idea to make a progress into four directions by utilizing the knowledge, the creativity and the labour based on fishery business and to realize autonomy. The steering compass represents the autonomy.
The flag proportion is 7: 10. The height of the emblem is 3/5 height of the flag. The emblem is placed 1/100 towards hoist from the center.
Wakkanai City General Affairs section says that the color of the hexagon space should be blue but not white. They use a Japanese color chakin = gold brown.
Please use the color sample from Japanese color standard instead of standard yellow.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 November 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu hare is corrected flags. (Image of unofficial variant of flag.)
Tomislav Šipek, 28 November 2014