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Okayama (Japan)


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image by Pascal Gross, and Ivan Sarajcic, 5 December 2006

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Description of the flag

Gold stylized Kanji character of Oka of Okayama on dark purple field. The emblem was chosen after design competition. Adopted November 1967.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

Dark blue flag with golden circular emblem with a downward pointing arrow. Proportions 2:3.

This flag is in Smith 1980 marked as state flag on land.
Željko Heimer, 8 December 1996


Okinawa variant
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 25 October 2009

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

Okayama (city)


image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 October 2009

The city emblem was adopted on Feb 20th 1900 but no flag law.

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

The flag proportions are 2:3.

The city emblem is composed of a stylized kanji 岡 OKA in the center and mountains such as Ishiyama, Tenjinyama outside. It represents the limitless development and will of the city to many aspects. The white cross symbolizes its honesty and an infinite expanse.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 October 2009