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image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 December 2005
Oyama city in Tochigi adopted its flag on 13 October 1971.
field: purple; emblem: white; size of emblem is 5/8 of height; a stylized kanji O 小 of Oyama which stands for harmony and developement.
Source: Oyama website (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 November 2005
The kanji O is 小 (small). Oyama can literally mean small mountain,
or hill. The emblem shows a mountain shape in a circle, the circle standing
for harmony of the citizens and the mountain shape/arrow for the (rapid)
development of the city.
Jonathan Dixon, 9 December 2005