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Ochi Town (Kochi Prefecture, Japan)

越智町

Last modified: 2015-01-03 by Zachary Harden
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[Flag of Ochi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2013


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The flag of the town of Ochi is blue with mark.
Sources: http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/tfjdx605/17195429.html
http://www.town.ochi.kochi.jp/ochi_prof.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 31 October 2013

In the centre of the town is the confluence of the Nioyodo, Sakaori and Yanase Rivers. Until the start of the Edo period, the location was known as Mio (三尾 三尾 - three tails) village, as the rivers looked like three tails.
The emblem shows three katakana ヲ (ヲ transcribed /wo/, but used for the particle pronouned /o/) joined together. It shows "a town with progressive movement at the confluence of three rivers" and is a symbol of the town's progress and improvement.
Jonathan Dixon, 31 October 2013

The adoption date of the town emblem is unknown.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 21 September 2014

The town emblem was adopted in 1954.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 31 December 2014