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Kagawa (Japan)


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image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998

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Description of the flag

White stylized Katakana character of Ka (カ) of Kagawa on green field. Green is a colour of prefecture tree olive. Adoption year unknown.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

According to, the symbol used on the flag was adopted on October 1, 1952 during the Showa (Hirohito's posthumous name) era. A specified color is supposed to be used on the symbol and the flag. In the case of the flag, the symbol is white and the background is an olive color under the (2 5G3.1/8.6 Mansell symbol JIS-Z-8721 (by the three attributes of color according to the law).
Zachary Harden, 13 December 2007

Prefecture Police

[former prefecture flag] image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 9 October 2009

the Kagawa Prefecture Police Flag was adopted on Feb 15th 1982 by Kagawa Police Orders No. 104.

The dark violet flag with gold fringe is charged with a goid sun and rays and its name in gold hoist. The flag proportions are 17:25.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 9 October 2009

Former flag

[former prefecture flag] image by Jaume Ollé

Before the current prefectural flag, another flag was in semiofficial use for some time (c. 1975-1977?). Flagmaster reported it in blue but Nozomi Kariyasu has the information and flag was in fact green (seems to be a shade of green olive medium).
Jaume Ollé 26 August 2000



image by Arnaud Leroy, 2 May 2007
Source: Flickr website



image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 12 October 2009

The flag was adopted on Aug 1st 2002 by the prefecture in Notice No 533.


The flag proportions are 2:3.

The purple flag is charged with a white city emblem in the center which is a stylized kanji TAKA 高 surrounded by four pine needles in the lozenge. The pine is MATSU 松 in Japanese.

The residents pray for eternal prosperity in the green of the pine which does not change a color.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 October 2009

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