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image by Zachary Harden, 8 September 2009
White stylized Katakana character of Hi (ヒ) of Hiroshima on wine red field. The emblem represent harmony, cooperation of people and progress. Adopted 1968-07-16.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 06 May 1998
Red-pinkish field, white emblem. Proportions 2:3.
Jan Oskar Engene, 03 May 1996
Symbol of the prefecture
The symbol of the prefecture is a schematic representation of the first (Japanese) letter of the word Hiroshima. Its roundness symbolizes the harmony and unity among the prefectural citizens. The overlapping roundness of these pictograms symbolizes the vigorous development of Hiroshima Prefecture. (Decided on July 16, 1968)
(This is, of course, the symbol on the flag)
researched by Dov Gutterman, 15 March 1999
The construction sheet is Located at www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/ (in Japanese), it gives somewhat of details to draw the Hiroshima Prefecture symbol. The chart on the law page has it at 100 units, but I could not make out what the other letter is, nor what O 1, O2, etc. is. The main thing to note with the prefecture flag is that the symbol is 3/5ths of the height of the flag (just like the sun on the national flag of Japan) and uses the Munsell color 4R 4/11 for the background (the middle symbol is white).
Zachary Harden, 8 September 2009
The law found online is dated 1968 and is accompanied by history information which mentions notice 572 of 16 July 1968.
Jonathan Dixon, 10 September 2009
image by Phil Nelson
Source: Toshi no hata to monshou [nkg87]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 October 2009
The city emblem was adopted on May 19th 1896 by the Notice No 27 but there is no flag law.
The green flag charged with white city emblem.
The flag proportion are 2:3.The city emblem was made to be inspired by the former Aki Clan lordís flag design of three horizontal stripes and modified to wavy style. It represents river flow and the water city Hiroshima.