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Motomiya City [Fukushima prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2014-09-13 by Zachary Harden
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[flag of Motomiya]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 08 September 2014

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The Flag

Motomiya Town on Jan 1st 2007 Motomita town merged with Shirasawa Village to become Motomiya City. They abolished their purplish red flag adopted in 1971.
Motomiya City adopted the new city emblem.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 03 June 2014

The new flag of the city of Motomiya is white with mark.
Tomislav Šipek, 08 September 2014

The city emblem was adopted on Jan 1st 2007 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a green and a blue two color city emblem in the center. The city emblem is a stylized hiragana も Mo of Motomiya. It represents an abundant nature such as water, green trees and rivers and a flying bird and merged two town and village and an image of the new city which makes a leap forward into the future.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 08 September 2014

Previous Flag

[flag of Motomiya]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 December 2005

[flag construction sheet of Motomiya]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 December 2005

Motomiya town flag and emblem adopted: February 10 1971 (Notice No. 4)
flag proportion: 5:7
field: deep purplish red emblem: white, a stylized hiragana Mo .
Source: Motomiya website (pages in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 December 2005

The emblem is a stylised hiragana mo , in the shape of the ribbons that are worn/sold for various causes. The notice says something along the lines of: The emblem symbolises the energy of the leaping people and the impetus of the town, spreading in all directions.
Jonathan Dixon, 31 January 2006