Last modified: 2019-06-07 by zachary harden
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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 21 March 2015
Prefecture map in green on white field. Green is a color of prefecture tree,
arbor vitae. The flag symbolizes pride and hope of the people. Adopted
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998
The construction sheet of the Aomori Prefecture flag is at www.pref.aomori.lg.jp. The flag ratio is 7x10 (measurements given as 140x200) and gives exact details on what points should be at what locations. Overall, the prefecture symbol is 6.5/10th's of the height of the flag. The only thing that I could not find at this moment is the exact color of the flag. The above law says only dark green and nothing else using Munsell or anything else.
Interestingly, the measurements are given as 140x200 cm, with the
comment that the ratio should be kept as 7:10 if the flag is enlarged
and shrunk. The law states that the symbol is 65% (literally 6.5
tenths) of the height from top to bottom, and that the base of the
symbol is 65% of the flag's width. However, the detail construction
sheet does not exactly match this statement. It has the symbol as 9/14
(~64.2%) of the height, and 2/3 (~66.7%) of the width.
Zachary Harden, 8 September 2009
The prefecture emblem and the flag were adopted on Jan 1st 1961 by Notice No
6. The white flag has a green prefecture emblem in the center. The emblem
depicts the prefecture form. The white color stands for boundless expanse of
cosmos and the green color for hope for exponential development and the future.
The flag proportion is 7: 10. The height of the emblem is 6.5/10 height of the
flag. The length of the emblem is 6.5/10 length of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 March 2015
Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost province of the largest Japanese
island, Honshu. The prefectural flag is a stylized map of the prefecture. If you
look at a map of Japan in any atlas, and have the picture of the flag, you will
be easily able to recognize that they are of almost identical shape. The
proportions are not exact, but if you were familiar with many maps used by the
Japanese, it would not come as a surprise.
Bruce Ward, 12 May 1996
image by Zachary Harden, 15 November 2017
Aomori is a white logo on blue. I received a note off-list from
Nozomi Kariyasu about the Aomori Prefecture association flag: "The
white logo mark represents prefecture bird (swan) and blue color
stands for a lake and character ao=青 (blue). They don't know when the
flag was adopted but it has been used for more than 10 years.
Zachary Harden, 14 and 15 November 2017