Ikoma’s City Flower, Tree, Charter, and Image Character
City tree and flower
The Ikoma city tree is the oak. This was decided after a citizen survey to commemorate the second anniversary of Ikoma’s incorporation as a city in 1973.
The oak is a common tree in the forests of Ikoma. It has been both respected and loved since ancient times because it remains green throughout the year, symbolizing continuous prosperity. Mentioned in the Manyo poetry anthology, the oak was selected as a suitable candidate for city tree because it is the symbol of powerful development and growth. [Selected December 1973]
The Ikoma city flower is the chrysanthemum.
It was decided to make the chrysanthemum the city flower after a citizen survey in 1975. It was selected with the objective of increasing awareness of natural greenery, fostering a feeling of abundance, and creating a beautiful city. Easily cultivated by anyone, the chrysanthemum combines both dignity and beauty. [Selected May 1975]
Inquiries: Industrial Promotion Division
Today’s Ikoma was fostered by the lush greenery of Mt. Ikomayama and the harmonization of nature, history, and culture. With a sense of affection and pride in living here, we formulated a city charter to create a town in which everyone’s dreams can come true.
- With a love of nature, let’s create a town of beauty where people can live in harmony with nature.
- Helping each other, let’s create a town of kindness where we can live with peace of mind.
- Respecting human rights, let’s create a town of warmth with sympathy for each other.
- Enjoying sports, let’s create a town of health and vitality.
- Using our wisdom, let’s create a town of culture that is involved with the world.
This city charter was revised and enacted on November 1, 2001 to commemorate the start of the 21st century and our 30th anniversary as a city.
Inquiries: Life Security Division
Ikoma selected an image character by combining the tea whisk, a special product of the city, with the material of bamboo. It is best suited to serve as our mascot, and is attractive and full of life and activity. [Selected October 2000]
Inquiries: Community Promotion Division