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Tokachi Subprefecture (Hokkaidō Territory, Japan)

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Municipalities of Tokachi Subprefecture:

See also:

Ashoro Town / 足寄町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

Reported Variant:
[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The flag of the town of Ashoro is purple with mark. I found two variants of purple.
Sources: http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/hokkaido/square/tewotoriatte/2011/111101.html
http://kazu-hokkaido.jugem.jp/?month=200810
http://town.ashoro.hokkaido.jp/lupo/2013/01/post-110.html
Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Oct 1st 1965 by Notice No 73 but there is no flag law. The dark purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana アシAsho of Ashoro. The spreaded wings symbolize the largest town in Japan and the circle does the town people’s reconciliation. They say they don’t use a maroon flag but only dark purple flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Churui Village / 忠類村

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

The flag of the former village of Churui was green with mark. The village is now, from 2006, part of the town of Makubetsu.
Source: http://www.tokachimail.com/makubetsu/051230index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014


Hiroo Town / 広尾町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

Reported Variant:
[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The flag of the town of Hiroo is blue with mark (or white as variant).
Sources: http://www.town.hiroo.hokkaido.jp/kouhou/dekigoto/2011/09.html
http://www.town.hiroo.hokkaido.jp/chouchou/message_303.html
http://www.town.hiroo.hokkaido.jp/kouhou/dekigoto/2012/03.html
Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted in 1950 but there is no flag law. The dark blue flag has a white and a yellow town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 広 Hiro of Hiroo in a triangle. The triangle symbolizes a scale and a breakwater surrounded by three waves which represent the agriculture,the fishery and the commerce. It represents the town’s development and the town people’s concord. The town general affairs section says they use only a dark blue flag without towns name.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Honbetsu Town / 本別町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the town of Honbetsu is blue with mark.
Sources: http://hombetu.exblog.jp/15788594
http://sembiri.exblog.jp/21954245/
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Nov 9th 1931 by Notice No 60 but there is no flag law. The blue flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 本別 Honbetsu. The circle symbolizes the town people’s solidarity and reconciliation and two arched parts in the center do a surge.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014


Ikeda Town / 池田町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

Reported Variants:
[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

For town of Ikeda I found three versions of flag: blue, maroon and violet.
Sources: http://www.hokkaido-nl.jp/detail.cgi?id=16034
http://sapokachi.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2014/03/index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jun 3rd 1968 but there is no flag law. The purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana イケ Ike of Ikeda. The outer circle symbplizes Toshibetsu River, Tokachi River and a reconciliation the inner circle does the town people’s solidarity, the wings do the town’s progress and the triangle does a transportation hub and the future development of the industrial culture. Ikeda Town general affairs section says they use only a purple flag at the town hall building.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014


Kamishihoro Town / 上士幌町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

Reported Variants:
[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

The flag of the town of Kamishihoro is yellow (or white) with mark.
Sources: http://blog.kamishihoron.com/takenakatyoutyou/kiji/27637.html
http://www.kamishihoro.jp/entry/00001114
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on May 1st 1968 by Notice No 7. The yellow flag has a green town emblem with a white fimbriation in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 上 Kami of Kamishihoro. The upper part symbolizes strong wings flying in the sky and young leaves striking in the ground and the lower circle does the town people’s reconciliation and solidarity. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The height of the emblem is 5/9 height of the flag. Kamishihoro Town general affairs section says they don’t use a white flag at the town hall building.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here are corrected flags.
Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014


Makubetsu Town / 幕別町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

The flag of the town of Makubetsu is maroon with mark.
Source: http://www.tokachimail.com/makubetsu/061215index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Dec 24th 1961 but there is no flag law. The maroon flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 幕別 Makubetsu. The folding fan shape symbolizes the development and the circle does the town people’s concord.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014

Memuro Town / 芽室町

[flag of Memuro]
image by Arnaud Leroy, 27 July 2007
Source: town hall

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Sep 13th 1999 by Ordinance No 57. The light blue flag has a green town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized M of Memuro. >The star in the center symbolizes the Polestar shining for eternity and the letter M does five basic concepts of the town: a beautiful mind, a pleasant life, a passion for work, a wisdom of the residents and a big dream. The flag proportion is 2:3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 May 2014


Nakasatsunai Village / 中札内村

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the village of Nakasatsunai is green with mark.
Sources: http://minami119.hiroo.hokkaido.jp/sab_5/sab_5_g.html
http://www.vill.nakasatsunai.hokkaido.jp/gyousei/kyouiku/syakaikyouiku/seijinshiki.html
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The village emblem was adopted on Sep 1st 1957 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white and a red two color village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized kanji 中札内 Nakasatsunai. The center cercle symbolizes an innocence and a warmth and the outline does a bean as a main local product. It represents a solidarity and a cooperation.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Obihiro City / 帯広市

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

The flag of the city of Obihiro is blue with mark.
Sources: http://www.city.obihiro.hokkaido.jp/soumubu/soumuka/c130-80index.html
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/obihirosafety/20110422/p5
Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The city emblem was adopted on Oct 31st 1930 and the flag was adopted on Sep 9th 1972. The blue flag has a white city emblem in the center and a yellow border (not two horizontal lines) The city emblem is a stylized kanji 北 Kita and katakana ロRo in a circle which surround a stylized katakana オO in the center. The blue color stands for Obihiro’s sky, the white color for a garden city in the snow and the yellow color for Tokachi River, Satsunai River and Obihiro River.
The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 2/3 height of the flag. The length of the yellow line is the same as that of the city emblem.
Source: http://www3.e-reikinet.jp/obihiro/d1w_reiki/347909120909A00000NH/347909120909A00000NH/347909120909A00000NH.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014


Otofuke Town / 音更町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the town of Otofuke is green with mark.
Source: http://www.tokachi-ishikawa.com/schedule/
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem and the flag were adopted on Apr 10th 1970 by Notice No 11. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 音 Oto of Otofuke in a form of a young leaf. It represents an image of the town which advances rapidly and strongly to the future. The green color stands for Tokachi Plain and the white color for snow and ice. The flag law does not refer to the construction but only the symbolism of the colors.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014


Rikubetsu Town / 陸別町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The flag of the town of Rikubetsu is green with mark.
Source: http://www.tokachi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ss/hks/2013katudouhoukoku3.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 02 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted in Mar 1950 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana リク Riku of Rikubetsu. The circle represents the town’s peace.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Sarabetsu Village / 更別村

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the village of Sarabetsu is green with mark.
Sources: http://www.tokachimail.com/sarabetsu/071211index.html
http://www.tokachi.co.jp/news/201103/20110330-0008557.php
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The village emblem was adopted in 1948 and the flag was adopted on Aug 1st 1972 by Notice No 13. The green flag has a white and a yellow two color village emblem in the center. The village emblem is a stylized kanji 更別 Sarabetsu in a clover. The triangle symbolizes a frontier spirit and the leaves do the development of the dairy and the rice growing. The green color stands for beautiful Sarobetsu Plain and peace, the white color and the yellow color in the center for the unlimited richness. The flag proportion is 2: 3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Shihoro Town / 士幌町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the town of Shihoro is white with mark.
Sources: http://www.tokachi-ishikawa.com/schedule/
http://www.shihoro.jp/kids/town/
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jul 12th 1968 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a red and a green two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 士 Shi of Shihoro in a form of a flying bird. The circle symbolizes the town people’s reconciliation and solidarity.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014


Shikaoi Town / 鹿追町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

The flag was adopted on 24 August 1970 by Notice No 15. The emblem was adopted 10 July 1949 and is a stylized stylized kanji Shika 鹿
Flag proportion: 2:3; height of stripe : green 3/10 representing the mountains and gentleness of the people; white 4/10 representing snow and purity of the people; blue 3/10 representing Lake Shikaribetsu and noble people; the diameter of red disc: 1/2 of height of white stripe representing the sun surrounded by brown antlers.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 August 2006

From the overview at the Shikaoi web site:

The name "Shikaoi" is based on the Ainu word "kuteku'ushi" (to chase after deers). In ancient times, deers were easily caught by driving them into nets which were placed in the ravines.

And the history page says:

Shikaoi's beginning can be treated back to 1902, when Mr.Yamada of Tokyo settled into what is now the main street of Shikaoi. By 1913 a train station opened up the flow of settlers from Honshu. Not long after this a post office, police station, and several small restaurants opened.

In 1920, the population of Shikaoi was 4,526 people (822 families). In April 1921 it became the Shikaoi village. Kasai Railway was laid in 1923 to aid the transporting of beets from the region. Also, general cargo and passenger transport were permitted in May 1925. A big role was played for industrial development of Shikaoi by the upgrading a network of roads and railway.

The population increased rapidly by the settlement of Self-Defense Force Stationing Grounds after the World War. (Population/ 10,448 people, 1,970 families in the 1960 census) The Shikaoi region and Shikaoi Town came together in 1959.

After a peak population (10,778 persons) in 1961 it decreased gradually by the influence of cold-weather damage to agriculture. But after 1993, it became stable with many efforts, including improved agriculture.

Phil Nelson, 13 August 2006

The flag of the town of Shikaoi is already reported, but I don't found text on flag.
Sources: http://www.town.shikaoi.lg.jp/kosoado/shoukai/symbol/hana/kokusaihana
http://www.town.shikaoi.lg.jp/kosoado/shoukai/symbol/choushou
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

According to the flag law, the town flag does not have the town’s name on it. So the image with lighter blue shade and yellow horns with the name on it should be replaced with Tomislav’s image.
But please make sure the ratio of the horizontal green, white, blue stripes be 3:4:3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014


Previously Reported Variant
[flag of Shikaoi]
image by Arnaud Leroy, 13 August 2006
Source: based upon a flag from the Stony Plain, Alberta council chambers submitted by photo submitted by Darrell Neuman


Town Emblem

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

Most of Japanese municipalities use their emblem in the municipal flag however 13 municipalities don't use the emblem but specially designed charge in the flag.
The town emblem was adopted on Apr 1st 1953. The town emblem is a kanji 鹿Shika surrounded by potato flower representing the town people. The circle symbolizes a concord.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 December 2014


Shimizu Town / 清水町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the Shimizu is blue with mark.
Source: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/sac_murakumo/55794277.html
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on May 10th 1937 by Regulations No 2 and the flag was adopted on Jun 18th 1968 by Notice No 16. The blue flag has a white and a red two color town emblem in the center surrounded by an ax, a hoe and a fork which represent the ancestors’ virile frontier spirit. The town emblem is composed of a stylizrd kanji 清 Shi in the center and kanji 水 Mizu in a six pointed star. The blue color stands for the sky and Mt. Hidaka, the white color for the pure and rich home and the red color for the resident’s courage and passion.
The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 4.75/10 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Shintoku Town / 新得町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the town of Shintoku is green with mark.
Sources: http://www.hokkaidotelework.jp/2013/01/07/新得町-2013年1月7日-月-新得町役場仕事初め/
http://www.hokkaidotelework.jp/2013/04/05/新得町-2013年4月5日-金-レディースファームスクール入校式/
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Feb 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 kanji 新得 Shintoku. It represents the future image of the town supported and fostered by both hands.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Taiki Town / 大樹町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The flag of the town of Taiki is green with mark.
Source: http://www.tokachimail.com/taiki/backnumber2011.php?d=20110927
Tomislav Šipek, 03 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jul 28th 1973 but there is no flag law. The green flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 大樹 Taiki. The double circle symbolizes the town people’s cooperation and a wish for the peaceful town building. The letter 樹 represents the town’s development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 December 2014


Toyokoro Town / 豊頃町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

The flag of the town of Toyokoro is maroon with mark.
Source: http://www.tokachimail.com/toyokoro/061201index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Nov 1st 1950 by Regulations No 7 and the flag was adopted on Jan 1st 1965 by Regulations No 4. The maroon flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized katakana トヨコロ Toyokoro. The circle symbolizes a peace, an amity, a cooperation and a solidarity and the moire by triple circle does the town’s unlimited development.
The flag height is 127.2cm and the length 181.8cm. The diameter of the emblem is 76.2cm.
Source: http://www.toyokoro.jp/reiki_int/reiki_honbun/a197RG00000004.html
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014


Urahoro Town / 浦幌町

[flag of Rumoi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014

The flag of the town of Urahoro is purple with mark.
Source: http://www.urahoro-kyouiku.jp/education/?page_id=53
Tomislav Šipek, 04 December 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Jun 5th 1949 by Notice No 1 and the flag was adopted on Jun 5th 1969 by Notice No 12. The blueish purple flag has a white town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 浦Ura of Urahoro in a four pointed star. The blueish purple color stands for a purity and a nobility. The outer thick line symbolizes Tokachi Country and the inner thin line does Tokachi County. It represents the town’s surge.
The flag proportion is 66: 98.5.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 December 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 05 December 2014