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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 23 October 2009
Kofu city in Yamanashi adopted its flag on October 13 1907.
emblem: wine red; 3/5 of width; a turtle shell in a diamond.
Sources: Kofu website (link in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 November 2005
The city flag was adopted on Oct 13th 1906: a white flag charged with violet city emblem
in the center. The flag proportion are 2:3.
The white stands for peace and the violet for grapes which are a local product of Kofu.
The city emblem is composed of the former Kai Clan the Takedas family crest of a diamond and hieroglyphic letter 甲 KO in turtleshell shape which represents a long life of the city.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 October 2009
image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 November 2005