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Miyazaki (Japan)


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image by Zachary Harden, 11 September 2009

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Description of the flag

Yellow stylized Katakana character of Mi (ミ) of Miyazaki on light green field. The emblem is shaped like a step symbolizing progress of Miyazaki. Yellow stands for the sun. Adopted 1964-12-22.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

Green flag with yellow slanted rectangles (parallelograms?) reminding of ZZ Top sign. 5:7

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

The character pronounced "Mi" consists of three equal length horizontal strokes, one over the other. Here, they are offset and given enough breadth that they have a pleasing appearance. By the way, the green of the background is "midori", also with the same first character.
Bruce Ward, 8 December 1996

From the official site:

Prefectural flag

The green and yellow colors represent the prefecture's abundant greenery and sunshine. The three horizontal strokes represent the katakana syllable "mi" the first syllable of Miyazaki. They also resemble a staircase, symbolizing progress.

researched by Dov Gutterman, 13 March 1999

The construction sheet for the flag is at the prefecture website. The flag has a ratio of 10x14 and the green background color is 11-16-6 (Munsell, I believe) and the yellow color is 8-19-6 (once again, Munsell I believe). Zachary Harden, 13 September 2009

Prefecture Police Flag

Police flag
[Miyazaki police flag]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 9 October 2009

Fringed flag
[Miyazaki fringed police flag]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 9 October 2009

The flag was adopted on Nov 20th 1979 by Miyazaki Prefecture Police Orders No. 20

The moss green flag with gold fringe charged with a gold sun and rays surrounded by a prefecture flower crinum (はまゆう) of white and green with its name in green.

Source: Prefecture website
Nozomi Kariyasu, 9 Otober 2009