Ichinoseki, Iwate

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Ichinoseki
一関市
City
Ichinoseki Skyline
Ichinoseki Skyline
Flag of  Ichinoseki
Flag
Official seal of  Ichinoseki
Seal
Location of Ichinoseki in Iwate Prefecture
Location of Ichinoseki in Iwate Prefecture
 Ichinoseki is located in Japan
 Ichinoseki
Ichinoseki
 
Coordinates: 38°55′N 141°08′E / 38.917°N 141.133°E / 38.917; 141.133Coordinates: 38°55′N 141°08′E / 38.917°N 141.133°E / 38.917; 141.133
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Iwate
Area
 • Total 1,256.25 km2 (485.04 sq mi)
Population (February 2014)
 • Total 123,252
 • Density 98.1/km2 (254/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese beech
- Flower Rapeseed
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0191-21-2111
Address

7-2 Takeyama-chō, Ichinoseki-shi, Iwate-ken

021-8501
Website Official website
Ichinoseki City Hall

Ichinoseki (一関市 Ichinoseki-shi?) is a city located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the city had an estimated population of 123,252 and a population density of 98.1 persons per km², with the total area of 1,256.25  km². It is currently the second largest city by population in the prefecture, after Morioka.

Geography[edit]

The City of Ichinoseki is located in the far south region of Iwate Prefecture, bordered by Miyagi Prefecture to the south.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Due to factories belonging to large Japanese companies such as Sony and NEC being located in the industrial parkland zone of Ichinoseki, the city has a sizable population of Brazilian workers. The agricultural makeup of the city outside the centre is mostly composed of farmers, leading to an influx of Chinese and Filipino immigrants due to marriage. As a result, Ichinoseki has a varied ethnic makeup, although the newcomers still remain a small minority.

History[edit]

The area of present-day Ichinoseki was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Japanese Paleolithic period. The area was inhabited by the Emishi people, and came under the control of the Yamato dynasty during the early Heian period. During the Heian period, it was controlled by the Abe clan, followed by the Northern Fujiwara clan of Hiraizumi. During the Sengoku period, the area was dominated by various samurai clans before coming under the control of the Date clan during the Edo period, who ruled Sendai Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The town of Ichinoseki was established within Nishiiwai District, Iwate on April 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipality system.

  • April 1, 1948 - The city of Ichinoseki (1st generation) was founded by the merger of the towns of Ichinoseki and Yamame with the villages of Mataki and Nakasato.
  • January 1, 1955 - The city of Ichinoseki (1st generation) absorbed the villages of Genbi, Hagisho, Maikawa, and Yasakae to form the new city of Ichinoseki (2nd generation)
  • September 1, 1956 - Due to a boundary adjustment, the city absorbed parts of the town of Hiraizumi.
  • May 1, 1964 - Due to a boundary adjustment, the city absorbed more of the town of Hiraizumi.
  • September 20, 2005 - the towns of Daitō, Higashiyama and Senmaya, the villages of Kawasaki and Murone (all from Higashiiwai District), and the town of Hanaizumi (from Nishiiwai District) were merged with the city of Ichinoseki (2nd generation) to create the new and expanded city (3rd generation). This creation approximately doubled the old city's population and nearly tripled its size.
  • September 26, 2011 - the town of Fujisawa (also from Higashiiwai District) was merged into Ichinoseki. Higashiiwai District was dissolved as a result of this merger.


Education[edit]

Special schools[edit]

Elementary School[edit]

  • Nagai Elementary School (一関市立永井小学校)
  • Hanaizumi Elementary School (一関市立花泉小学校)
  • 一関市立日形小学校
  • Yushima Elementary School (一関市立油島小学校)
  • 一関市立涌津小学校
  • 一関市立内野小学校
  • 一関市立大原小学校
  • 一関市立興田小学校
  • 一関市立猿沢小学校
  • 一関市立渋民小学校
  • 一関市立摺沢小学校
  • 一関市立曽慶小学校
  • Iwashimizu Elementary School (一関市立磐清水小学校)
  • Okutama Elementary School (一関市立奥玉小学校)

Junior High School[edit]

High school[edit]

  • Ichinoseki Gakuin High School (一関学院高等学校)
  • Ichinoseki Shuko High School (一関修紅高等学校) (also has a preschool and a university)
  • Ichinoseki No. 1 High School (岩手県立一関第一高等学校)
  • Ichinoseki No. 2 High School (岩手県立一関第二高等学校)
  • Hanaizumi High School (岩手県立花泉高等学校)
  • Daito High School (岩手県立大東高等学校)
  • Senmaya High School (岩手県立千厩高等学校)
  • Ichinoseki Tech High School (岩手県立一関工業高等学校)

Kosen[edit]

  • Ichinoseki National College of Technology (一関工業高等専門学校)

Junior College[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Geibikei Gorge, Ichinoseki-city, Iwate Prefecture
Geibikei Gorge, Ichinoseki

Ichinoseki is in close proximity to the historically significant site of Hiraizumi, which lies adjacent to the mid-northern border of the city. Ichinoseki station is a convenient transit hub for excursions to Hiraizumi, with access to Tōhoku Shinkansen and local rail lines. Tsuriyama Park lies near the center of the original city of Ichinoseki. Atop Tsuriyama Park a panorama of the City of Ichinoseki is accessible. Geibikei is a dramatic river gorge which offers rides in traditional flat-bottomed boats, navigated by singing "gondoliers". Alternatively, Genbikei is another popular river area with naturally carved cliffs. The Hondera Farm Village has been designated an Important Cultural Landscape.[1]

Sister Cities/Friendship Cities[edit]

Within Japan[edit]

Noted people from Ichinoseki[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ichinoseki, Iwate at Wikimedia Commons