Japanese Municipal Flags
Posted by Alex
The above are some examples of the flags of the various cities, towns and villages of Japan. After looking at these, the “logo” for my town is very depressing. If I had one of these instead, flying over the place I lived, I would feel infinitely cooler and forever at ease. I am amazed at 1) how many different logos there are and 2) how many of them are absolutely incredible.
The original post on Pink Tentacle has many more on display. You can also see the full (and massive) list on Wikipedia.
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For-W-Art says:October 7, 2009 at 12:58 am
I allready came across the article on Pink Tentacle and it looked great, but I seem to be more impressed by the whole collection on wikipedia.
Truley stunning and very inspirational.
Ray Drainville says:October 7, 2009 at 2:02 am
Those are incredible.
TheMem says:October 7, 2009 at 3:05 am
well, japan is definitely amongst the most cool countries/cultures and I totally feel you when you say “If I had one of these instead, flying over the place I lived, I would feel infinitely cooler and forever at ease” …you should see what I have to live with… :(
letterpreston says:October 7, 2009 at 5:08 am
these can replace US state seals any day.
Christopher Meeks says:October 7, 2009 at 7:00 am
Come on now, these aren’t any better than the Nebraska state flag… http://www.50states.com/flag/neflag.htm
Uh, what? Yeah, that is really the Nebraska flag. I’m buying my ticket to Tokyo as we speak.
Iylana says:October 7, 2009 at 7:21 am
Truly incredible work – love it
slofu says:October 7, 2009 at 9:35 am
Love it. Thanks for sharing.
J. Samara says:October 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm
This stuff is just wonderful. The Japanese and they’re ability with simple symbolic forms is incredible. You should check out the manhole coverings that they do.
These people just don’t mess around, and I respect them for it.
johnee says:October 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Wow! Awesome my favorite is actually for Ebino http://www.pinktentacle.com/images/flag_05.jpg // you didn’t even mention the best part! each of these flag symbols are comprised of the hiragana/katakana that signify their city’s name. So excellent.
Kosmograd says:October 8, 2009 at 2:08 am
I contrasted the awesomeness of these Japanese municipal flags with the moronic logos of all the London Boroughs:
Would London have the guts to do something similar?
koneyn says:October 8, 2009 at 12:39 pm
Truly amazing and quite bold considering the very strong traditional line in Japanese culture!