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Saitama University (National)


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[Saitama University]
image by Shunsuke Omachi, 9 January 2023

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Located in Saitama City Saitama Prefecture and established in 1949. The university flag has purple background with a white emblem in the center. The university emblem is a combination of kanji the word "大學" and “Mutsume”=six eyes. The name "Mutsume"=six eyes is derived from the name of Saitama, which is the name of the area around the ancient burial mounds that once stood here. Many comma-shaped jewels called magatama, which were decorated on the chests of ancient people, have been found in these tumuli. These jewels were more a spiritual symbol of hope for good fortune than decorative objects. The prefectural flag of Saitama and the emblem of Saitama University, for example, have the meaning of praying for people's good fortune by means of an emblem with comma-shaped jewels magatama. The word "mutsume," with its six jewels, also has the meaning of "harmonious" (mutsume).
Nozomi Kariyasu, 9 January 2023

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[Saitama University]
logo flag; image by Zachary Harden, 21 March 2023

There was a green logo flag spotted during an "Entrance Ceremony" at Siatama University. The brand logo with Japanese only text is placed on a green background. The green color is specificed as DIC 2561.
Zachary Harden, 21 March 2023

The logo mark flag has green background with a white logo mark and white kanji university name written horizontally. The logo mark is a graphic representation of the initial "S" of the Roman alphabet Saitama and a circle representing the Saitama comma-shaped jewels. It represents the way in which people studying at a university acquire knowledge and skills and fly off into the real world as they travel around Saitama, represented by the circle in the center.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 2 July 2023