Official Symbols

Official Mark of Kawachinagano City

Official Mark of Kawachinagano City

On July, 1953, a public campaign was launched to determine the official symbol of Kawachinagano. The symbol to the left was chosen, and adopted as the city’s official symbol on Aug.1 1954.

The five pointed flower represents the outer boundary of Osaka Prefecture. The interior symbol is an altered form of the chinese character,”nagai,” and is meant to symbolize the city of Kawachinagano itself.

 

City tree (KUSUNOKI)

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KUSUNOKI is the Japanese word for Camphor tree, which can be found in areas of Asia and Australia. Its name is connected with the Masashige Kusunoki, a famous general from the Kawachinagano area, who lived around the 14th century. This sturdy, robust tree was officially selected on Nov. 3, 1969, and was meant to symbolize the sturdy, robust growth of Kawachinagano as a city.

 

City flower (KIKU)

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KIKU is the Japanese word for chrysanthemum, and can also be connected with the famous general Masashige Kusoniki. A floating chrysanthemum crest was used as his family banner during his reign in the Kawachinagano area. Picked to symbolize the modest, warm hearts of its citizens, this flower was also adopted on Nov. 3, 1969 to become the official flower of Kawachinagano.

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