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Asahi City [Chiba prefecture Japan]

旭市

Last modified: 2015-01-09 by Zachary Harden
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[flag of Asahi]
image by Eugene Ipavec 24 April 2006


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The Flag

Asahi city Chiba adopted its emblem on 29 October 2005. A stylized a of Asahi; blue stands for sea and green for rich natures. No flag legislation but they use above flag as practice.
Flag proportion: 2:3; colour of field: white; colour of emblem: blue and green; diameter of emblem: 3/5 of flag height.
Source: Asahi website (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 19 April 2006

The emblem displays the new Asahi (meaning morning sun) city's future image of radiant people and growing wholesome sea and greenery(?). In the "a" motif, the blue represents the sea, the green abundant nature and the whole silhouette expresses the citizens full of healthy vigour amongst that nature and the blessings of the earth and the town with energy leaping towards the future.
According to city website (in Japanese), the emblem was chosen from 658 entries to a nationwide competition open from 5 August to 15 September. The winning design was chosen by 2 meetings of a 7 member committee, and came from Yoshiaki Abe of Fukuoka. Three other designs (by Ryushiro Murakami(?) of Funabashi, Chiba; Takeshi Sugou of Ichihara, Chiba; and Yuichi Ishibashi of Sousa, Chiba) were selected for an excellence award. The emblem is now used on the city flag and envelopes, other printed matter, etc.
Jonathan Dixon, 15 July 2006


Previous Flag

[flag of Asahi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014

The former flag of the city of Asahi, before 2005, was green with mark.
Source: http://www.gappei-archive.soumu.go.jp/db/12tiba/0230asa/sc/index.HTML
Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014


Hikata Town / 干潟町

[flag of Asahi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014

The flag of the former town of Hikata was green with mark. The town is now, from 2005, part of the city of Asahi.
Source: http://www.gappei-archive.soumu.go.jp/db/12tiba/0230asa/sc/index.HTML
Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014


Iioka Town / 飯岡町

[flag of Asahi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014

The flag of the former town of Iioka was white with mark. The town is now, from 2005, part of the city of Asahi.
Source: http://www.gappei-archive.soumu.go.jp/db/12tiba/0230asa/sc/index.HTML
Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014


Unakami Town / 海上町

[flag of Asahi]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014

The flag of the former town of Unakami was blue with mark. The town is now, from 2005, part of the city of Asahi.
Source: http://www.gappei-archive.soumu.go.jp/db/12tiba/0230asa/sc/index.HTML
Tomislav Šipek, 15 July 2014