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Ôsaka (Japan)

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The character ô is used in stead of the correct character (o with a horizontal line above) that in Japanese transliterations indicates long vowels.

by Jaume Ollé - 1996-12-13

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Description of the flag

The blue stands for cleanness, freshness and intelligence and also represents international city of Osaka where people can have access from sky and sea. Osaka is called water city in Japan because it has a lot of rivers and faces two seas which blue colour also represents.

Nozomi Kariyasu - 1998-06-17

Osaka changed the background of the flag in April 1984. Currently this is blue.

Jaume Ollé - 1996-12-13

Previous flag

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by Pascal Gross - 1998-05-05

Description of the flag

White stylized three gourds and an initial of the prefecture (O) on green field. White stands for infinite possibility and green for freshness and vitality. The gourds are symbol of Taikou who founded commercial city of Osaka and three ones represent hope, harmony and prosperity. Adopted 1968-06-21.

Nozomi Kariyasu - 06 May 1998

Green flag with white emblem consisting of four connected circles. Proportions 2:3.

This flag is in Smith 1980 marked as state flag on land.

Zeljko Heimer - 08 December 1996

Hirakata city flag



(1967 enactment)

The city flag uses a base of cobalt blue to highlight the central motif, the white hiragana character (hi) from the word, Hirakata. The flag symbolizes the image of a bird flapping its wings in the sky.

researched by Dov Gutterman, 09 April 1999

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