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Kyōto (Japan)

Kyōto, 京都府

Last modified: 2023-12-09 by zachary harden
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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 26 March 2015

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Description of the flag

White fringed red outlined Kanji character of Kyo of Kyōto on wine red colour field. Adopted: November 2, 1976.
The reconstruction on law is on the prefecture website.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 06 May 1998, 06 February 2000, 16 November 2005

The ratio of the flag is 10x14, with the size of the emblem 6.5x5.6 units. The purple color of the background is 10P 3.7/15 in Munsell.
Zachary Harden, 11 September 2009

The prefecture emblem and the flag were adopted on Nov 2nd 1976 by Notice No 627 and No 628. The six leaves symbolize elegant character of the locality ancient capital and kanji kyo 京 in the center makes humanoid form. As a whole it represents a cohesion and solidarity of the people.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 March 2015

Old Prefecture flag

[old Kyoto prefecture flag]
image by Jaume Ollé

Sports Association

[old Kyoto prefecture flag]
Source; image by Tomislav Šipek, 28 September 2023

See also: Kyoto Prefectural Kokutai Flag

About the Flag (Tricolor Flag) of the Kyoto Prefectural Sports Association 1 Adopted April 1946 2 The flag was designed by Shizuo Fujita, Chuichiro Akiyama, Shinichi Fujiwara, and others, led by Minosuke Tsukamoto, who was an officer of the Sports Association at the time. 3 The three colors, maroon, cobalt blue, and blue, are dyed evenly, and the word "KYOTO" in roman letters is drawn in white within the frame of the upper maroon color. This design is widely used as the symbol mark of the Kyoto Sports Association, and is familiar to sports enthusiasts in Kyoto Prefecture. 4 The maroon represents passion of the athletes .The cobalt blue and blue colors symbolize Kyoto's scenic beautiful mountains and rivers. Kyoto was also the first prefecture in Japan to adopt a prefectural sports association flag, and this color scheme was a vivid sensation in the dark social climate of the time. Color Numbers of the Kyoto Prefectural Sports Association Flag (Tricolor Flag) Maroon DIC234 Cobalt DIC137 Blue DIC224
Nozomi Kariyasu, 30 September 2023

Municipalities of Kyōto Prefecture