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Karatsu City (Saga Prefecture, Japan)

唐津市

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[Karatsu city flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2014


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The Flag

From combined information from the official city website and Wikipedia

Situated in the northwest of Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Karatsu City is a castle town blessed with a variety of beautiful, natural scenery ranging from sea vistas to rivers and mountainscapes. "Karatsu" derives from the locationís attributes as an ideal tsu (port) for passage to Kara (the ancient title for Korea and China). As the name indicates, Karatsu has been open to the world outside Japan since ancient times. The city has area of 487 km2 and a population of 129,329.

Interesting that this city has two flags.
Valentin Poposki, 25 January 2008

The color of the flag image  is wrong. The color of the field is not black but blue like, an image located at Wikipedia.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 June 2014

The city emblem and the flag were adopted on Sep 27th 2005 by Notice No 381. The flag proportion is 2: 3. The diameter of the emblem is 3/5 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 October 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2014


Variant of Flag

[Karatsu city flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 September 2013

The flags of the city of Karatsu are blue (old) and green (new) with mark. The city used both of flags. The city is founded in 2005, by mergering of the city of Karatsu and towns of Chinzei, Hamatama, Hizen, Kitahata, Kyuragi, Ochi and Yobuko, and in 2006 is incorporated the town of Nanayama.
Source: http://take1010.blog110.fc2.com/blog-entry-671.html
http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/kouhou/reiki_int/reiki_honbun/ar07908601.html
http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/foreign/english/index.html
http://www1.people-i.ne.jp/~karatsu/topics/060117/
http://take1010.blog110.fc2.com/blog-entry-671.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Karatsu,_Saga.svg
http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/kouhou/reiki_int/reiki_honbun/ar07908571.html
http://www1.g-reiki.net/karatsu/reiki_honbun/r079RG00000858.html
Tomislav Šipek, 20 May 2013


Previously Reported Variant

[Karatsu city flag]
image by Phil Nelson
Source: Toshi no hata to monshou [nkg87]
[Editorial note: the city flag image on the city website differs slightly from the image from 'Toshi no hata to monshou']


Kitahata Village / 北波多村

[Nanayama]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 09 December 2014

The flag of the former village of Kitahata was purple with mark. The village is now, from 2005, part of the city of Karatsu.
Source: http://www3.saga-ed.jp/edq13051/2004/news07.html
Tomislav Šipek, 09 December 2014


Nanayama Village / 七山村

[Nanayama]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 September 2013

The flag of former village of Nanayama was green with mark. The village is from 2006, part of the city of Karatsu.
Source: http://www.saga-s.co.jp/koremade/gappei/shinkaratsushi.0.7621.article.html
Tomislav Šipek, 24 May 2013


Yobuko Town / 呼子町

[Nanayama]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 09 December 2014

The flag of the former town of Yobuko was white with mark. The town is now, from 2005, part of the city of Karatsu.
Source: http://www.yobuko.net/y-yobuko/pdf/yobuko409.pdf
Tomislav Šipek, 09 December 2014