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Hachioji City (Tokyo, Japan)


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[Hachioji si]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 April 2006

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Description of the flag

Hachioji city adopted its emblem on 22 December 1917. flag proportion: 2:3. colour of field: purple. colour of emblem: white diameter of emblem: 3/5 flag height; a stylized kanji Hachioji 八丈
Sources: Hachioji city mokuji-bunya page
Hachioji city haiyoul.html page
Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 March 2006

The "City outline" page, which tells us that the emblem was established following the creation of the municipal government on 1 September 1917.
I did not find an explanation of the emblem, however it looks to me like stylised kanji hachi 八 (eight) forming a circle with o 王 (king) in the centre. I don't see the last character 子, although Nozomi seems to imply that it is there.
Jonathan Dixon, 2 August, 2006