4461 Sayama

This minor planet is named after the city of Sayama, located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. I don't really have much to say about it. Seems like a nice place, I guess.

The symbol of this minor planet is derived from the symbol on the city's flag and seal. It is a large circle encompassing a small circle, both of them slightly open at the top, with a horizontal line crossing the small circle and a short vertical line off the bottom of the large circle crossing the small one.

So many Japanese cities have these interesting seal designs. I wonder where they come from.


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