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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 26 March 2015
Gold stylized 4 Katakana character of Ma (マ) of Shimane (Shi
means 4) in round shape on wine red colour field. Adopted 8 November 1968.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998
The prefecture flag was adopted on Nov 8th 1968 by Notice No 955. The circles
symbolize the people’s solidarity and harmonized development and surge of the
prefecture. The flag proportion is 2: 3.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 26 March 2015
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 25 October 2009
Shimane Prefecture has a variant and simplified flag of red field with white emblem while the official flag has yellow
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 October 2009