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image by Zachary Harden, 10 September 2009
White stylized Kanji character of Gun of Gunma and three white crescents
which stand for three mountains Mt. Akagi, Mt. Haruna and Mt. Myougi on purple
colour. Purple was selected as refined coulour which is believed to be
suitable for Gunma which has lots of cultural inheritance. Adopted 25 October
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 May 1998
The construction sheet says "Purple, hue number 21, brightness 12-13, chroma 5-6".
Sounds like Munsell, but I didn't think purple hue no. 21 made sense in that system.
The kanji 群 (, 'gun' - group) in the centre is drawn as determined in the law establishig the prefectural emblem in 1926. (In the emblem, the kanji is surrounded by mainly triangular mountain shapes.)
Jonathan Dixon, 10 September 2009