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Kariwa Village [Niigata prefecture Japan]


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[flag of Kariwa]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 January 2006

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The Flag

Village of Kariwa adopted its emblem: 2 November 1951; adoption date of flag:: 16 April 1959 by Ordinance No 53. (links in Japanese)
flag proportion: 10:13 or 3:4
They have unusal Western style flag: three horizontal stripes from top green, yellow and brown. The emblem in white and black is placed in canton, white K (in Latin script) in yellow stripe and white kanji Kariwa village 刈羽村.
Source: City of Kariwa (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 January 2006

The emblem features a black upright tall isosceles triangle appearing to be in front of a slightly smaller downward pointing triangle, both containing white lines in a pattern which is possibly intended to reflect the name "kariwa" in Kanji. According to the ordinance, a village flag was adopted for the uplifting of the village consciousness, displaying mutual friendship and as a sign of village unity. Agencies and organisations located in Kariwa may may substitute their badge for the K in the centre stripe, and use their name rather than the village name in the bottom stripe. The village flag may also be used for all sorts of purposes. The regulations applied from 10 April, and is in force from the day of proclamation (16 April).
Jonathan Dixon, 28 April 2006