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Kumamoto (Japan)


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image by Pascal Gross, and Ivan Sarajcic, 5 December 2006

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Description of the flag

White stylized Katakana character of Ku (ク) of Kumamoto on wine red colour field. The emblem expresses a map of Kyushu island in white a part of which is Kumamoto. Adopted 23 July 1966.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

This mark was created by taking the first syllable of "Kumamoto" ("ku" in Japanese letter) and combining it with the geographical features of Kyushu. The white circle [??? - Jo.] in the center symbolizes Kumamoto prefecture, which is located in the center of Kyushu.
Johannes Weigand 27 February 1998

Red (vermillion?) flag with white hook-like symbol. 2:3
Proportions of the flags are given from W. Smith 1980. Interestingly this flag is marked as state flag while others have no markings.
Željko Heimer, 16 November 1998

Municipal flags of Kumamoto prefecture