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Shimane (Japan)


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[Simane (Japan)]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 26 March 2015

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The Flag

Gold stylized 4 Katakana character of Ma  (マ) of Shimane (Shi means 4) in round shape on wine red colour field. Adopted 8 November 1968.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

The prefecture flag was adopted on Nov 8th 1968 by Notice No 955. The circles symbolize the people’s solidarity and harmonized development and surge of the prefecture. The flag proportion is 2: 3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 March 2015

Flag Variant

Shimane variant
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 25 October 2009

Shimane Prefecture has a variant and simplified flag of red field with white emblem while the official flag has yellow emblem.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 October 2009

Municipalities of Shimane Prefecture