Flag of Iwate Prefecture
|Use||Civil and state flag|
|Adopted||6 March 1965|
|Design||Stylized character 岩 (iwa) in white, centered on a grayish-blue background|
The flag of Iwate Prefecture (岩手県旗 Iwate-kenki) is the prefectural flag of Iwate Prefecture, Japan. This article also discusses the Iwate prefectural crest which is displayed on the flag.
To commemorate the construction of the Iwate Prefectural Office, a public contest was held to create a new symbol for Iwate, and the crest was announced on 10 November 1964 under Prefectural Announcement No.1083 (告示第1083号 Kokuji Dai-sen-hachijū-san-gō). The symbol itself is a vertically symmetrical adaptation of the Chinese character 岩, pronounced iwa, as in Iwate.
The flag itself was instituted on 6 March 1965. It consists of a grayish blue background with the Iwate crest centered in white.
- Iwate-ken kenshō no seitei ("Establishment of the Iwate Prefectural Crest")
- Iwate Prefectural Symbols page (in Japanese)