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Fukuoka (Japan)


Last modified: 2010-03-06 by phil nelson
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image by Pascal Gross, 5 May 1998

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Description of the flag

White plum flower emblem on light blue field. Plum is a prefecture flower and the emblem stands for harmony and progress of people. Adopted 10 May 1908.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

Blue field, white emblem. Proportions 2 : 3.
Jan Oskar Engene, 3 May 1996

Traffic Safety Flag

Fukouoka traffic safety flag
image by Zachary Harden, 11 September 2009

Another prefectural flag is the flag of Traffic Safety. The only information I can pull from the text is that it was adopted in Showa 37 (1962). Th flag is a mixture of 7 green and white bars, with a yellow cross in the middle. It can be seen on the Prefectural website.
Zachary Harden, 11 September 2009

Fukuoka City Flag


Fukuoka city
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 23 October 2009

The city emblem was adopted in Oct 1909 by Notice No 14 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 is KU =nine stylized katakana フ FU representing Fukuoka.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 October 2009

Kasuga / 春日市

[Kasuga city flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 November 2005

The flag features the city symbol in white on a green field. Adopted in November 1962, the symbol appears to have become effective 20 January 1963 and features "turtle coffins".

Source: Kasuga website

Phil Nelson, 24 August 2006

Onojyo city flag / 大野城市

[Onojyo city flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 17 November 2005

Okawa / 大川市

[Okawa city flag] image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 October 2005

From the Okawa city website:

Municipal Flag

The design was decided in 1979 through a public vote. The background color is a brilliant light blue, which symbolizes water and a clear sky. The city symbol and city tree "paulownia" are arranged in white in the center of the flag. This symbolizes the vital and fresh city, Okawa.

Olivier Touzeau, 9 October 2005