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Fukuoka (Japan)


Last modified: 2023-06-03 by zachary harden
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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 27 March 2015

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Description of the flag

White plum flower emblem on light blue field. Plum is a prefecture flower and the emblem stands for harmony and progress of people. Adopted 10 May 1908.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

Blue field, white emblem. Proportions 2 : 3.
Jan Oskar Engene, 3 May 1996

The prefecture emblem was adopted on May 10th 1966 by Notice No 342 but there is no flag law. The prefecture blue flag has a white emblem in the center. The emblem is stylized hiragana ふく Fuku of Fukuoka in a prefecture flower plum.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 27 March 2015

Traffic Safety Flag

Fukuoka traffic safety flag
image by Zachary Harden, 11 September 2009

Another prefectural flag is the flag of Traffic Safety. The only information I can pull from the text is that it was adopted in Showa 37 (1962). The flag is a mixture of 7 green and white bars, with a yellow cross in the middle. It can be seen on the Prefectural website.
Zachary Harden, 11 September 2009

Sports Association

[Fukuoka Sports Association]
image by Zachary Harden, 15 November 2017

Fukuoka uses this symbol on white. The design was made in 1951 by Okabe Hirata and combines the characters "Yen" in Japanese and "F" in English. The three colors represented the three districts of the prefecture. (Source)
Zachary Harden, 15 November 2017

Municipal Flags of Fukuoka Prefecture