Last modified: 2014-09-13 by Zachary Harden
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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 31 October 2009
The city emblem was adopted on October 1st 1958 but has no flag law.
It is a white flag charged with blue city emblem in the center.
The flag proportions are 2:3.
The city emblem is composed of a stylized kanji 大 O and katakana ツ TSU. 大 forms the flying bird and ツ represents scenic Lake Biwa-ko. The two characters symbolize the progress and development of an international culture tourist city.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 31 October 2009