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Niigata (Japan)


Last modified: 2023-12-09 by zachary harden
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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 23 March 2015

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Description of the flag

Gold stylized Kanji character of Nii of Niigata and Katakana character of Gata of Niigata on red field. The emblem represents friendship and hope of people. Adopted 23 August 1963.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

I have made an attempt to draw the flag of the Niigata prefecture. The colours I used are standard red and yellow (R and Y). According to Smith and Neubecker's Wappen und Flaggen aller Nationen (Munich 1980), the proportions are 18:25.
Jan Oscar Engene, 13 December 1996

The prefecture emblem and the flag were adopted on Aug 23rd 1963 by Announcement. The emblem also represents smooth development of the prefecture. The flag proportion is 18:25 and/or 2:3. The diameter of the emblem is 5/8 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 23 March 2015

Prefecture Symbol Mark

Image located from Japanese National Governors Association website
by Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 April 2015

Niigata Prefecture symbol mark was adopted on Mar 27th 1992 by Prefecture Announcement which is white mark in blue disk. The symbol mark represents an expansion of the prefecture's beautiful culture and information to the world, its internationality and positivity.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 11 April 2015

Sport Association

[Niigata Prefectural National Sports Festival Flag (Japan)]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 01 Nov 2009

Niigata Prefecture (新潟県国体旗): dark blue over red, divided by a thin white diagonal line. The dark plkue field is charged with a red S with thin white fimbriation, the red field with the kanji 新潟 in white along the bottom.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 01 Nov 2009

This flag serves not only as the National Sports Festival (Kokutai) flag, it serves as the main flag of the Niigata Sport Association.
Tomislav Šipek, 3 October 2023

Municipalities of Niigata