Sumida, Tokyo

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Sumida
墨田区
Special ward
Sumida City
Asahi Breweries Headquarters,Tokyo skytree in Sumida
Asahi Breweries Headquarters,Tokyo skytree in Sumida
Flag of Sumida
Flag
Location of Sumida in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Sumida in Tokyo Metropolis
Sumida is located in Japan
Sumida
Sumida
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°49′E / 35.700°N 139.817°E / 35.700; 139.817Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°49′E / 35.700°N 139.817°E / 35.700; 139.817
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
Government
 • Mayor Noboru Yamasaki (since April 2003)
Area
 • Total 13.75 km2 (5.31 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 240,733
 • Density 17,507.85/km2 (45,345.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cherry blossom
- Flower Azalea
Address 1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
130-8640
Phone number 03-5680-1111
Website www.city.sumida.lg.jp

Sumida (墨田区 Sumida-ku?, "Field of Ink") is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It calls itself Sumida City in English.

As of March 1, 2012, the ward has an estimated population of 240,733, with 126,974 households and a population density of 17,507.85 persons per km². The total area is 13.75 km².

Geography[edit]

Sumida is in the northeastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.

Landmarks[edit]

View of Sumida River from Ryogoku Bridge
Ryogoku Sumo Arena

Places[edit]

  • In the north (the former Mukojima Ward): Sumida, Tsutsumi-dori, Higashi Sumida, Yahiro, Higashi Mukojima, Tachibana, Bunka, Kyojima, Oshiage
  • In the center (former Honjo Ward): Azuma-bashi, Higashi Komagata, Honjo, Narihira, Yokokawa
  • In the south (former Honjo Ward): Yokoami, Ryogoku, Chitose, Ishiwara, Kamezawa, Midori, Tatekawa, Kikukawa, Taihei, Kinshi, Koto-bashi

History[edit]

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima. Mukojima, formed in 1932, contained the former town of Sumida, which along with the river gave the ward its name.

Companies[edit]

Politics[edit]

As of 2005, the mayor is Noboru Yamazaki. The council consists of 34 members.

Transport[edit]

Rail lines[edit]

Railway stations[edit]

Highways[edit]

Famous people[edit]

Historical[edit]

Modern[edit]

Education[edit]

Public elementary and middle schools are operated by Sumida.

Public high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

  • Honjo High School[2]
  • Mukojima Commercial High School[3]
  • Mukojima Technical High School[4]
  • Ryogoku High School[5]
  • Sumidagawa High School[6]
  • Tachibana High School[7]

In addition the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:

  • Ryogoku Junior High School[8]

International relations[edit]

Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu in Seoul, South Korea, and with Shijingshan District in Beijing, China.

Works set in Sumida[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bolstad, Max. Asahi Beer Hall. bento.com Tokyo Architecture Review, 1998. Accessed 23 December 2009.
  2. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Honjo Senior High School (Japanese)
  3. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Mukōjima Shōgyō Kōtōgakkō (Tokyo Metropolitan Mukojima Commercial Senior High School Homepage) (Japanese)
  4. ^ Mukojima Technical High School (Japanese)
  5. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Ryōkoku Kōtōgakkō Web Site (Tokyo Metropolitan Ryōkoku Senior High School Web Site) (Japanese)
  6. ^ Sumidagawa SHS (Japanese)
  7. ^ Metropolitan Tokyo Tachibana High School (Japanese); Tachibana High School
  8. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Ryogoku Junior High School (Japanese)

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