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Yamanashi (Japan)


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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 24 March 2015

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Description of the flag

Yellow stylized Kanji character of Yama of Yamanashi in the center of white outlined Mt. Fuji on purple colour as grape is popular product of Yamanashi. Adopted 1 December 1966.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

Picture an old mountain, well rounded by erosion. Place upon it the symbol for "forest" (itself representing three "tree" or "wood" symbols combined), and you have a picture of Yamanashi and it's flag.
Bruce Ward, 7 June 1996

The prefecture flag was adopted on Dec 1st 1966 by Notice No 262. The purple flag has white and yellow flag emblem which is different from the prefecture emblem. It is stylized kanji 山Yama of Yamanashi in yellow in Mt. Fuji in white. The purple color stands for local speciality grape, the white color for purity and the curved line for the flexibility and unlimited improvement.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 March 2015


image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 24 March 2015

image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 24 March 2015

The prefecture emblem was adopted on Oct 1st 1966 by Notice No 219. It is stylized kanji 山 Yama of Yamanashi in a combination of four Mt. Fuji and former Domain's lord Takeda family crest water caltrop in a diamond shape which represents reconciliation and cooperation.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 March 2015

Sports Association

[Miyazaki Sports Association]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 October 2023

Here is flag of the Yamanashi Sport Association.
Tomislav Šipek, 11 October 2023

The design of the association's flag was decided upon through public solicitation by the Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun newspaper on the occasion of the first Yamanashi Sports Festival held in 1948. The designer of the flag was Kenichi Ishii. The flag features the kanji 山for 山梨Yamanashi in the outline and 体 for 体育祭the Sports Festival at the top, with Mt. Fuji floating in the center to symbolize the sports spirit of Yamanashi Prefecture.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 16 October 2023

Municipal flags of Yamanashi: