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Kagawa (Japan)


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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 26 March 2015

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Description of the flag

White stylized Katakana character of Ka (カ) of Kagawa on green field. Green is a colour of prefecture tree olive. Adoption year unknown.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

According to, the symbol used on the flag was adopted on October 1, 1952 during the Showa (Hirohito's posthumous name) era. A specified color is supposed to be used on the symbol and the flag. In the case of the flag, the symbol is white and the background is an olive color under the (2 5G3.1/8.6 Mansell symbol JIS-Z-8721 (by the three attributes of color according to the law).
Zachary Harden, 13 December 2007

The prefecture emblem and the flag were adopted on Oct 1st 1977 by Announcement No 295. The green flag has a white prefecture emblem in the center. The flag represents an image of the prefecture which continues to improve and grow in blessed nature. The flag proportion is 2:3 and the height of the emblem is 3/5 height of the flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 March 2015

Prefecture Police

[former prefecture flag]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 9 October 2009

the Kagawa Prefecture Police Flag was adopted on Feb 15th 1982 by Kagawa Police Orders No. 104.
The dark violet flag with gold fringe is charged with a goid sun and rays and its name in gold hoist. The flag proportions are 17:25.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 9 October 2009

Former flag

[former prefecture flag]
image by Jaume Ollé

Before the current prefectural flag, another flag was in semiofficial use for some time (c. 1975-1977?). Flagmaster reported it in blue but Nozomi Kariyasu has the information and flag was in fact green (seems to be a shade of green olive medium).
Jaume Ollé 26 August 2000

Municipal Flags of Kagawa Prefecture