The emblem for Yamaguchi Prefecture combines the characters for 'yama' (mountain) and 'guchi' (mouth) into the image of a bird soaring towards the sun.
Prefectural Flower(Natsumikan blossom)
Natsumikan blossom is abundant in Nagato City. In May, the citrus smell of many white blossoms floats in the air.
Prefectural Tree(Japanese Red pine)
Japanese Red pine can be found all over the prefecture. It can grow almost anywhere and is resistant to drought.
Prefectural Animal(Sika deer)
There are over 2,600 Sika deer in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The Sika deer was selected as prefectural animal in 1964 from suggestions solicited from the public.
Prefectural Bird(Hooded crane)
Yashiro, Shunan City, is the only migration ground for Hooded cranes on the island of Honshu. The Hooded crane was selected in 1964 from suggestions solicited from the public.
Yamaguchi Prefecture was the first prefecture in Japan to lift the ban on eating Fugu (Blowfish). Fugu was selected as the prefectural fish in 1989.