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Sodegaura City [Chiba prefecture Japan]


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[flag of Sodegaura]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 May 2006

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City flag

Sodegaura city in Chiba Prefecture adopted its emblem on 3 November 1971
A stylized katakana Sode ソデ.
No flag legislation but they use following flag as practice: flag propotion: 2:3; colour of field: dark green; colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height.
Source: Sodegaura website (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 29 April 2006

The adoption notice (in Japanese) simply says that the emblem expresses the city name in katakana.
The Symbols page (in Japanese) specifies that the katakana so and de デ a represented. It also says that designs for the city emblem were accepted from the Sodegaura Neighbourhood Middle School in 1956 and the work of Kiyoko Suzuki was chosen.
The emblem has a crescent and small circle in the centre top, with a small horizontal line above a horizontal line which turns downwards on each side of it completing the whole circular shape. (I actually find it easier to see part or all of the emblem as a katakana u and ra ラ than as de, and just as easy to see a ga .)
Jonathan Dixon, 20 September 2006