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Aomori (Japan)


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image by Pascal Gross and Eugene Ipavec, 4 November 1998


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Description of the flag

Prefecture map in green on white field. Green is a colour of prefecture tree, arbor vitae. The flag symbolizes pride and hope of the people. Adopted 1961-01-01.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998

Meaning behind the symbol

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost province of the largest Japanese island, Honshu. The prefectural flag is a stylized map of the prefecture. If you look at a map of Japan in any atlas, and have the picture of the flag, you will be easily able to recognize that they are of almost identical shape. The proportions are not exact, but if you were familiar with many maps used by the Japanese, it would not come as a surprise.
Bruce Ward, 12 May 1996