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Kawagoe City [Saitama prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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[flag of Kawagoe]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 01 July 2014

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The Flag

Kawagoe city in Saitama adopted its flag on December 1st 1922. proportion: 7:10. field: white, emblem: red; 3/5 of width; 1/100 towards hoist, stylized kanji Kawa () and katakana Ko (コエ).
Source: Kawagoe website (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 November 2005

The site actually says that that the red emblem is situated on the white field as in the national flag (of that time). The emblem was adopted 11 May 1912, and has the stylised kanji kawa (river) inside a circle made up of a stylised katakana ko in the top half (katakana go has ko as its basic character) and e in the bottom.
Jonathan Dixon, 4 January 2006

The flag of the city of Kawagoe is already reported, but mark need minor corrections.
Tomislav Šipek, 27 June 2014

Thanks to Mr. Kariyasu, here is the corrected municipal flag.
Tomislav Šipek, 01 July 2014