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Osato Town [Miyagi Prefecture] (Japan)


Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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[flag of Osato]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 February 2006

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The Flag

Osato town adopted its emblem: 24 April 1967 by Notice No 59 adoption date of flag: Nov 3 1970 by Notice No 27 (pages in Japanese).
flag proportion: 130:175 (26: 35)
colour of field: purple
colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 82/130 flag height; a stylized kanji Osato 大郷
Nozomi Kariyasu, 4 February 2006

The emblem consists of a stylised kanji O (large) forming a circle with a three-pointed shape on top and a stylised kanji sato (home town, district) in a circular shape inside the bottom of the larger circle. The three-pointed shape represents the union of the three former villages. The circle expresses peaces, as well as the kanji sato.
Explicit dimensions for the flag are given as 130cm x 175cm, with the emblem as 82cm, and these proportions are to be used for other sized flags.
Jonathan Dixon, 12 May 2006