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Hokkaidō Territory (Japan)

北海道

Last modified: 2017-05-18 by zachary harden
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[Hokkaidō]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 21 March 2015


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Description of the flag

White fringed red 7 points star on blue field. Blue represents sea and sky of Hokkaido, red stands for people's energy and white for light and snow. Star stands for hope and development. Adopted 1967-05-01.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 06 May 1998

Indigo blue with star-like white and red device, 2:3 in proportions.
Željko Heimer 31 May 1996

I recently located the website of the Hokkaido Government, which talks about the symbols of Hokkaido. The website (all Japanese), lists the colors and dimensions of the Hokkaido flag. The main focus is that the symbol of Hokkaido is 10/14th's the hoist of the flag. The colors are provided in different formats, such as Munsell and CMYK.
Zachary Harden, 8 September 2009

The emblem and the flag were adopted on May 1st 1967 by Notice No 775. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 10/14 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 2015


Provincial Police Flags

Ceremonial Flag

[Hokkaidō Prefecture Police Ceremonial Flag]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 7 October 2009

Adopted on March 5th 2003. The dark blue flag with gold fringe is charged with a gold sun and rays in white diamond as a Hokkaido Police emblem and with its name in gold lower fly.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 7 October 2009


Outdoor Flag

[Hokkaidō Prefecture Police Outdoor Flag]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 7 October 2009

Adopted on March 5th 2003. The dark blue flag depicts a gold sun and rays in a white diamond, used as a Hokkaido Police emblem, without fringe and a name.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 7 October 2009