100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags

Wakkanai, Hokkaido. The flag as a whole represents water, and the three letters W stand for “will”, “wisdom” and “work”. The inside is a steering wheel of a ship.

Wakayama, Wakayama. The circle is a stylized katakana and the inside is the kanji, representing mountains surrounding the city.

Sapporo, Hokkaido. The white hexagon represents snow. The circle inside is the the first kanji of Sapporo. It also represents a katakana. The star is Polaris, as well as the katakana.

Okayama, Okayama. The symbol in this flag represents mountains.
Matsumoto, Nagano. The circle represents a pine, and the inside is a stylized kanji.

Kaizuka, Osaka. The five prongs represent five pine leaves that surround the waves of Osaka Bay and the kanji.

Hakodate, Hokkaido. The inside of this five-pointed star is the single tomoe which represents the map of the peninsula.
Fukushima, Fukushima. The nine katakana on the outside of the symbol and the four katakana in the inside make the rebus of Fukushima.

The red black star - multifunctional bridge in Perm, the year 2201

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Fractal Garden

Fractal Garden (2009-2010) is a group of 21 low planters on wheels, which can be rolled and arranged into infinite patterns. The set consists of seven planters each of three different diamond-shaped planters containing three different plantings. Each “diamond” contains two angles that are multiples of 1/14th of 360°, allowing the pieces to fit altogether both symmetrically and asymmetrically. This division of 14ths of 360° is a function of fractal geometry, mimicking the structural patterning of natural forms. Recalling the aesthetics of the French garden and updating the contemporary parterre, Fractal Garden also evokes optics, movement, repetition and rhythm, all present in nature.

by Legge-Lewis-Legge Andrea Legge, Murray Legge, Deborah Lewis

Top End Sounds build a giant Christmas Star

The star is constructed from specially designed and manufactured F34 Square Truss and measures 8m in width and over 8m in height! The enormous star was assembled on the ground and craned up to the top of the water tower, 36m above ground level where it was rigged into position

Pink Star