Last modified: 2019-06-12 by Zachary Harden
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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 25 October 2009
Chiba city in Chiba has a 2:3 dark green flag charged with white emblem
adopted on Feb 28th 1966 by the Municipal Notice No 9. The emblem is stylized kanji Chi (千) of Chiba and moon and star. Chiba City is named after its founder, whose moon and star family crest forms the city emblem. In connection with the founder's the Chibas family crest, the emblem also contains the first
of two kanji characters used when writing 'Chiba' which was declared the official city emblem at its ceremonial founding in 1921.
Source: Chiba website (in Japanese)
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 November 2005 and 25 October 2009
The emblem was adopted 8 May 1921.
Jonathan Dixon, 8 December 2005