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Mitaka City (Tokyo, Japan)


Last modified: 2015-01-03 by zoltán horváth
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[Mitaka si]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 July 2014

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The Flag

Mitaka city adopted its emblem on 1 January 1967 by Notice No. 1. Flag proportion: 2:3, colour of field: dark violet, colour of emblem: white diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height, kanji Mi 三 and Taka meaning a hawk.
Source: Mitaka website
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 March 2006

The emblem was the one chosen as the Mitaka town emblem as the result of a public competition on 18 August 1942. It consists of three concentric arcs, with a figure of a hawk at the bottom completing the circle. The three arcs signify the three Edo period jurisdictions in the Mitaka area: Setagaya, Nogata and Fuchuu. The hawk indicates a place of hawks during the Edo period. The emblem combines the mi 三 (three) and taka 鷹 (hawk) of Mitaka in a circle, a design hoping for the people's peace and harmony.
Jonathan Dixon, 4 July 2006

For city of Mitaka I found two variants of purple. The second one is maybe doubtful.
Tomislav Šipek, 26 June 2014

Mitaka City confirms they now use a bluish purple flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 30 June 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu, here is correction of flag.
Tomislav Šipek
, 01 July 2014

Flag Variant

[Mitaka si]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 June 2014