Last modified: 2014-10-04 by Zachary Harden
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image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2013
The flag of the town of Yusuhara is green with mark.
Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2013
The emblem is explained at
http://www.town.yusuhara.kochi.jp/1100story/2013/08/post-3.html, a page
about the 1100th anniversary of the town's founding in 913CE. The outer circle
is taken from the family crest of Yusuhara's founder (Tsuno Kouyama?) and
expresses the resident's harmony. In the middle is Yusuhara's intial Latin
letter "Y" as oak foliage. (The name Yusuhara refers to the many Red Bark Oaks
/Quercus gilva/ in the area.) The triangle represents the woods which are
Yusuhara's resource and expresses a rush towards an unrestricted future.
According to Japanese Wikipedia, the emblem was adopted on 3 November 1966.
Jonathan Dixon, 01 November 2013
The town emblem was adopted on Nov 3rd 1966 but there is no flag law.
The green flag has a white town emblem in the center.
The town emblem is a stylized Y of Yusuhara in a form of a tree leaf.
The circle derived from the crest of Lord Asano symbolizes a concord and a happiness
of the towners,the triangle does the forest and an unlimited surge.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 September 2014