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Matsusaka City [Mie prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 February 2014

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City Flag

Matsusaka city adopted its emblem and flag on 1 January 2005 by Notice No 1 (link in Japanese). Flag proportion: 2:3. colour of field: blue, colour of emblem: white; stylized katakana Ma .
Nozomi Kariyasu, 16 January 2006

A notice concerning the adoption of the emblem and flag is at the city website (link in Japanese). The emblem appears on the flag in white on a navy blue (DIC893, CMYK c=100%,M=75%,Y=10%) background. The emblem's height is 17/35 the height of the flag, and its width is 19/28 of the height of the flag. The emblem is centred horizontally on the flag, but is moved 1/140 of the hoist towards the top. The emblem consists of a single stroke looking vaguely like an oval "Q", with a circle taken out from the stroke opposite the part of the stroke which cuts through the oval. While I can see how it could be a stylised katakana ma, as Nozomi says, I couldn't see any reference to this, or any other symbolism.
Jonathan Dixon, 6 March 2006

The flag of the city of Matsusaka, I found white variant of flag also.
Tomislav Šipek, 28 February 2014

Flag Variant

[Flag of Kuwana]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 February 2014