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Ainan Town (Ehime Prefecture, Japan)

愛南町

Last modified: 2014-09-27 by Zachary Harden
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[Flag of Ainan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 16 October 2013


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The Flag

The flag of the town of Ainan is white with mark.
Sources: http://davymonaka.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-57.html
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/愛南町
Tomislav Šipek, 16 October 2013

The town emblem was adopted on Oct 1st 2004 by Ordinance No 3 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a green and a blue two color town emblem in the center. The town emblem is stylized a i of Ainan. It represents the waves of Uwa Sea and an energy of the new town making a leap forward to the future also the expansion of a vigor and a conformity by a main character the residents.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 15 September 2014


Ipponmatsu Town / 一本松町

[Flag of Ainan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

The flag of former town of Ipponmatsu was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2004, part of the town of Ainan.
Source: http://www.pref.ehime.jp/governor/gyouji/governor_koremade-1503.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

According to the summary of existing emblems during the merger, the emblem was adopted in July 1968.
It looks to me as though the central part of the emblem is a stylised kanji 本 (本 meanings such as book, origin, in this case a counter for pine trees) of Ipponmatsu (一本松). That's not what I would expect, but it's what it looks like... 
Jonathan Dixon, 09 November 2013


Johen Town / 城辺町

[Flag of Ainan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

The flag of former town of Johen was white with mark. The town is now, from 2004, part of the town of Ainan.
Source: http://www.pref.ehime.jp/governor/gyouji/governor_koremade-1503.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

Through the Wayback Machine:
The emblem show three towns/villages merged in a single ring and has the meaning of great progress. It was adopted on 21 September 1966.
Jonathan Dixon, 09 November 2013


Misho Town / 御荘町

[Flag of Ainan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

The flag of former town of Misho was white with mark. The town is now, from 2004, part of the town of Ainan.
Source: http://www.pref.ehime.jp/governor/gyouji/governor_koremade-1503.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

From the town website through the wayback machine. The emblem is a stylised inital Latin "M" of Misho. It is in the shape of a bird and a sea animal, and also expresses a parent and child loving each other. It is a symbol of the townspeople living in the environment given to them.
According to the summary of existing emblems during the merger, the emblem was adopted in April 1991.
Jonathan Dixon, 09 November 2013


Nishiumi Town / 西海町

[Flag of Ainan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

The flag of former town of Nishiumi was white with mark. The town is now, from 2004, part of the town of Ainan.
Source: http://www.pref.ehime.jp/governor/gyouji/governor_koremade-1503.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013


Uchiumi Village / 内海村

[Flag of Ainan]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013

The flag of former village of Uchiumi was blue with mark. The village is now, from 2004, part of the town of Ainan.
Source: http://www.pref.ehime.jp/governor/gyouji/governor_koremade-1503.html
Tomislav Šipek, 04 November 2013