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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 22 March 2015
White stylized three mountains on blue field because Yamagata means a shape
of mountain. These also represents stream of the Mogami river running through
Yamagata. Blue stands for desire for peace and ideal, white for snow and purity
of people. Adopted 1963-03-26.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998
Easy to describe as three mountain peaks in snow-white against the green of the
forests. But if you look closely, you will see each peak has a triangular
indentation which might be viewed as an opening>entrance>mouth.
"Yama' is Japanese for mountain.
Bruce Ward, 7 June 1996
The colour specification in the law is JIS Z-8721, which as far as I
know is indexed by Munsell notation. The fact that the three
attributes are described as hue, brightness and chroma would seem to
back that up, giving the colour as Munsell 2.5PB 2.8/8.73.
Jonathan Dixon, 9 September 2009
The prefecture emblem was adopted on Aug 21st 1976 by Notice No 127. The
previous prefecture flag was adopted on Mar 26th 1963 by Notice No 267. The
current prefecture flag was adopted on Apr 16th 1971 by Notice No 478.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 March 2015
image by Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 March 2015
The previous prefecture flag was adopted on Mar 26th 1963 which was green
flag with white mountain form prefecture emblem in the center. The green color
represented prefecture people’s wish for peace and the ideal however on Apr 16th
1971 the field color was changed to blue.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 March 2015