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Ando Town (Nara Prefecture, Japan)


Last modified: 2018-08-28 by Zachary Harden
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image by Zachary Harden, 27 August 2018

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City Flag

The flag of the town of Ando is white with mark.
Tomislav Šipek, 20 February 2014

The town emblem was adopted on Feb 12th 1971 but there is no flag law. The white flag has a red town emblem in the center. The town emblem is a stylized kanji 安 An of Ando. The circle stands for a concord and a bright urban development and the horizontal wings for an unity of a town administration and an unlimited development.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 May 2014

I was able to locate the law "Showa 46/1971 February 12th - Municipal Notice No. 2". As for the flag law, which also discussed the emblem, the flag ratio was set as 7x10 to match the national flag. The red emblem on white was confirmed as a main design, however, a second pattern was also permitted if I am understanding the law correctly [ceremonial flag]; this might provide a hint about the second pattern. Yet, as Nozomi Kariyasu and Tomislav Šipek stated, the red emblem on white is the common pattern (this for example). On the size of the emblem, the flag law does not state this information.
Zachary Harden, 27 August 2018

Ceremonial Flag

[flag of Uda]
image by Zachary Harden and Kazutaka Nishiura, 28 August 2018

According to Nozomi Kariyasu and Kazutaka Nishiura, the second pattern (according to Municipal Notice No. 2) is the ceremonial city flag. The flag itself is red and the emblem is placed in the center in gold. A semi-clear picture is here. It is important to note that the city emblem acts as the finial on the ceremonial flag.
Zachary Harden, 28 August 2018