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Nagaoka [Niigata prefecture Japan]


Last modified: 2006-09-02 by phil nelson
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City flag
[flag of Nagaoka] image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 February 2006

Ceremonial flag
[ceremonial flag of Nagaoka] image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 February 2006

See also:

City flag

City of Nagaoka adopted emblem: 21 September 1977 by Notice No 35; adoption date of flag: Oct 11 1977 by Notice No 46. (links in Japanese

Flag proportion: 3:4
colour of field: orange
colour of emblem: blue

The shape of noble phoenix in blue represents the city Nagaoka which is striving to further develop as a regional core city with its own characters.

The ceremonial flag has gold fringe and gold kanji letters of Nagaoka city 長岡市.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 January 2006

As Nozomi says, the shape of the indomitable phoenix represents the city developing without limit as a regional centre with charm/character. To me, it also looks like a stylised kanji naga (long, head/chief).

The ceremonial flag is 90cm x 120cm. The emblem's colour is light blue. The simplified flag can be two sizes: 90x120cm or 180x240cm.
Jonathan Dixon, 7 March 2006