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Nagahama City [Shiga prefecture Japan]

長浜市

Last modified: 2014-09-06 by Zachary Harden
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[Nagahama city flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 March 2014


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City Flag

The flag of the city of Nagahama is already presented here, but that is the old flag, before 2006. The new flags are in white and green variants.
Sources: http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic201201.htm
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Nagahama,_Shiga_(variant).png
Tomislav Šipek, 04 March 2014

The city emblem and the flag were adopted on Feb 13th 2006 by Notice No 1 and 2. The white flag has a green and blue two color city emblem in the center. The white gourd is a horse insignia of the first owner of Nagahama castle Hashiba Hideyoshi. The three blue twisted waves symbolize Lake Biwa and merged a city and two counties. The flag proportion is 2:3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 12 May 2014


Flag Variant

[Nagahama city flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 04 March 2014


Previous Flag

[Nagahama city flag]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 January 2006

Nagahama city adopted its emblem: 25 August 1947; adoption date of flag: 30 June 1979 by Notice No 32 (link in Japanese)
Flag proportion: 2:3
colour of field: light green
colour of emblem: white; diemeter of emblem: 42/100 length of flag; a stylized kanji Naga .
Nozomi Kariyasu, 16 January 2006

The emblem consists of a stylised kanji naga (long, leader) inside a circle. Around the circle are twelve shapes made of a small circle joined to a larger circle, with the smaller circle on the inside. As far as I can gather from the Japanese, the shapes have something to do with Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Lord of Nagahama), and their number (12) is something to do with the Nagahama Hikiyama Festival (the date/number of days?).
The emblem's position on the flag is centred vertically and 1/40 of the length towards the hoist.
Jonathan Dixon, 27 February 2006


Azai Town / 浅井町

[Aito flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014

The flag of the former town of Azai was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2006, part of the city of Nagahama.
Source: http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic200601.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014


Biwa Town / びわ町

[Aito flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014

The flag of the former town of Biwa was green with mark. The town is now, from 2006, part of the city of Nagahama.
Source: http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic200601.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014


Kohoku Town / 湖北町

[Aito flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014

The flag of the former town of Kohoku was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2010 part of the city of Nagahama.
Sources: http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic200610.htm
http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic200612.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014


Nishiazai Town / 西浅井町

[Aito flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014

The flag of the former town of Nishiazai was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2010, part of the city of Nagahama.
Source: http://yamakado.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/10/index.html
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014


Torahime Town / 虎姫町

[Aito flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014

The flag of the former town of Torahime was green with mark. The town is now, from 2010 part of the city of Nagahama.
Source: http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic200701.htm
http://fujii-yuji.com/03-picture/pic200601.htm
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014


Yogo Town / 余呉町

[Aito flag]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014

The flag of the former town of Yogo was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2010, part of the city of Nagahama.
Source: http://ameblo.jp/my-you/archive5-200912.html
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2014