Japanese municipalities

A lovely mix of symbols in flags of Japanese towns and cities.

Flag of SendaiSendai, Miyagi (1933)

Flag of HidaHida, Gifu

Flag of KawasakiKawasaki, Kanagawa (1925)

Flag of HiroshimaHiroshima, Hiroshima (1896)

Flag of KitamiKitami, Hokkaido (1947)

Flag of KochiKochi, Kochi (1920)

Flag of NarutoNaruto, Tokushima (1947)

From this list of Japanese municipal flags (split into regions).

A few of the designs are briefly explained over on Pink Tentacle. Biei’s symbol, for example, features the hiragana び (bi) in the shape of Mt. Tokachi.

Flag of BieiBiei, Kamikawa

Via Design Observer.

5 responses

  1. Very interesting that they would have different flags for different towns. But overall it makes sense. The designs are extremely clean as I would expect them to be.

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