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Otsu City [Shiga prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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[Otsu city flag]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 31 October 2009

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The Flag

The city emblem was adopted on October 1st 1958 but has no flag law. It is a white flag charged with blue city emblem in the center. The flag proportions are 2:3.
The city emblem is composed of a stylized kanji 大 O and katakana ツ TSU. 大 forms the flying bird and  ツ represents scenic Lake Biwa-ko. The two characters symbolize the progress and development of an international culture tourist city.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 31 October 2009