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Chosi si [Chiba prefecture Japan]

Choshi / 銚子市

Last modified: 2006-10-14 by phil nelson
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[flag of Chosi] image by Eugene Ipavec 1 June 2006

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Choshi city in Chiba Prefecture adopted its emblem on 15 January 1934 by Notice No 3 (in Japanese)

Four stylized kanji Cho with a sun in the cnter.

No flag legislation but they use following flag as practice: flag proportion: 2:3; colour of field: purple; colour of emblem: white; diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height
Nozomi Kariyasu, 29 April 2006


The adoption notice says nothing about the symbolism. The symbols page explains that the emblem has the rising sun in the centre, surrounded by four (shi) kanji cho (counter for leaves, blocks, cakes; even number, ). (The kanji end up looking like the spokes and rim of a wheel.) Choshi is in the extreme east of the Kanto region, and the first to see the rising sun. In the emblem, Choshi boldly developing together with the rising sun is depicted.
Jonathan Dixon, 20 September 2006