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Higashiyamato City (Tokyo, Japan)


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[Higashiyamato si]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 April 2006

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Description of the flag

Higashiyamato city adopted its emblem on 1 April 1963 by Official Regulation No. 1. flag proportion: 2:3. colour of field: dark purplish blue. colour of emblem: white diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height, a stylized kanji Yamato 大和 in the shape of bird's wing.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 10 March 2006

According to the city website, the emblem is a stylised kanji yama 大 (large, big) in the shape of wings, drawn with 2 circles, flapping to the heavens. This simultaneously has the meaning of harmony/peace (和, the "to" of Higashiyamato), symbolising development/growth and harmony/unity.
Jonathan Dixon,
4 July 2006