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Shimane (Japan)


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[Simane (Japan)]
image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998

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Description of the flag

Gold stylized 4 Katakana character of Ma  (マ) of Shimane (Shi means 4) in round shape on wine red colour field. Adopted 8 November 1968.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998


Shimane variant
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 25 October 2009

Shimane Prefecture has a variant and simplified flag of red field with white emblem while the official flag has yellow emblem.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 October 2009



[Simane (Japan)]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 22 October 2009

The city emblem was adopted on Mar 31st 2005 by the Prefecture Notice No 6 but no flag law.

The white flag is charged with blue city emblem in the center.

The flag proportions are 2:3.

The city emblem represents 松= a pine needle inside and a turtleshell outside in the connection with old castle of Mt. Kameda (turtle) in the city.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 22 October 2009