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image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 28 March 2015
White stylized Katakana character of Ku (ク) of Kumamoto on wine red
colour field. The emblem expresses a map of Kyushu island in white a part of
which is Kumamoto. Adopted 23 July 1966.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998
This mark was created by taking the first syllable of "Kumamoto"
("ku" in Japanese letter) and combining it with the geographical
features of Kyushu. The white circle [??? - Jo.] in the center symbolizes
Kumamoto prefecture, which is located in the center of Kyushu.
Johannes Weigand 27 February 1998
Red (vermillion?) flag with white hook-like symbol. 2:3
Proportions of the flags are given from W. Smith 1980. Interestingly this flag is marked as state flag while others have no markings.
Željko Heimer, 16 November 1998
The prefecture emblem was adopted on Mar 31st 1966 by Notice No 210-6 and the
flag was adopted on July 23rd 1966 by Notice No 491. The flag proportion is 2:
Nozomi Kariyasu, 28 March 2015
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 13 April 2015
Kumamoto Prefecture Fishery Inspection Vessel Ensign was
adopted on Jan 18th 1955 by Notice No 36 which was
white ensign charged with blue logo mark of stylized kanji mizu 水 = water and kanji 水 in white inside on two red horizontal stripes.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 13 April 2015