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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 26 March 2015
The blue stands for cleanness, freshness and intelligence and also
represents international city of Osaka where people can have access from sky
and sea. Osaka is called water city in Japan because it has a lot of rivers
and faces two seas which blue colour also represents.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 June 1998
Osaka changed the background of the flag in April 1984. Currently this is
Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1996
The prefecture flag was adopted on Mar 30th 1984 by Announcement No 27. The
flag proportion is 2: 3. The height of the emblem is 13/20 height of the flag.
The length of the emblem is 18/30 length of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 March 2015
image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998
White stylized three gourds and an initial of the prefecture (O) on green
field. White stands for infinite possibility and green for freshness and
vitality. The gourds are symbol of Taikou who founded commercial city of Osaka
and three ones represent hope, harmony and prosperity. Adopted 1968-06-21.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 06 May 1998
Green flag with white emblem consisting of four connected circles.
This flag is in Smith 1980 marked as state flag on land.
Željko Heimer, 08 December 1996