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Hinohara Village (Tokyo, Japan)

檜原村

Last modified: 2015-01-03 by Zachary Harden
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[Hinohara si]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 April 2006


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Description of the flag

Hinohara village adopted its emblem on 1 April 1979. No flag legislation but the above is used in practice. flag proportion: 2:3. colour of field: dark green. colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height; a stylized hiragana Hi ひ.
Source:
village website
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 April 2006


The stylised hiragana hi ひ forms a circle, with two triangular sections at the top. These are stylised bird's wings. My rough translation is that the design encapsulates a desire for the the villagers to unite and leap to activity (despite depopulation?).
Jonathan Dixon, 1 July 2006