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Osaka (Japan)

Ōsaka, 大阪府

Last modified: 2007-09-22 by phil nelson
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image by Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1996

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Description of the flag

The blue stands for cleanness, freshness and intelligence and also represents international city of Osaka where people can have access from sky and sea. Osaka is called water city in Japan because it has a lot of rivers and faces two seas which blue colour also represents.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 June 1998

Osaka changed the background of the flag in April 1984. Currently this is blue.
Jaume Ollé, 13 December 1996

Previous flag

[Osaka - previous]
image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998

White stylized three gourds and an initial of the prefecture (O) on green field. White stands for infinite possibility and green for freshness and vitality. The gourds are symbol of Taikou who founded commercial city of Osaka and three ones represent hope, harmony and prosperity. Adopted 1968-06-21.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 06 May 1998

Green flag with white emblem consisting of four connected circles. Proportions 2:3.

This flag is in Smith 1980 marked as state flag on land.
Željko Heimer, 08 December 1996

Municipal flags

Hirakata / 枚方市


City Flag

(1967 enactment)

The city flag uses a base of cobalt blue to highlight the central motif, the white hiragana character (hi ひ) from the word, Hirakata. The flag symbolizes the image of a bird flapping its wings in the sky.

researched by Dov Gutterman, 09 April 1999

Ibaraki / 茨木市

[Ibaraki city flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec

Kadoma / 門真市

[Kadoma city flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 November 2005
Source: Kadoma web site

Neyagawa / 寝屋川市

[Neyagawa city flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 18 October 2005

City symbol
[Neyagawa city symbol]
image by Miru Takano, 18 October 2005

Construction Sheet
[Neyagawa flag construction sheet]
image by Miru Takano, 18 October 2005

The emblem of Neyagawa city was adopted 3 May 1951

The flag of Neyagawa city was adopted 28 September 1984.

Color of field: white
Color of Emblem: navy blue
Proportion: 2:3
Placement of Emblem: centered
Size of Emblem: 6/10 of length
Miru Takano, 18 October 2005