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Itoman City (Okinawa prefecture, Japan)


Last modified: 2014-11-22 by Zachary Harden
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[flag of Itoman]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2014

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The Flag

Itoman city adopted its emblem on 1 December 1971; by Notice No 41 adoption date of flag: 1 December 1971 by Notice No 42.
flag proportion: 2:3; colour of field: purple
Colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 6/10 flag height; a stylized hiragana Ito いと
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 February 2006

The emblem is described as the hiragana i い to と forming a circle. To me it looks like it could be made of either character, rather than both together. The circle signifies the citizen's aspirations, harmony and unity, while the flapping wings at the top are a symbol of rapid development/growth. The designer was a Satao Sato/Saio/Saito (?) of Saga prefecture, Nishimatsuuragunnishiarita town, Yamaya/Yamadani/Yamatani.
The image seems to be missing the "break" at the bottom of the circle.
Jonathan Dixon, 26 May 2006

The flag of Itoman is already reported, but mark is not quite alright.
Tomislav Šipek, 12 April 2013

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu here is corrected flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 17 November 2014

Flag Variant

[flag of Ginowan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2013