Tome City Hall
Location of Tome in Miyagi Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Takahisa Fuse|
|• Total||536.38 km2 (207.10 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2014)|
|• Density||153/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cryptomeria japonica|
|Address||2-6-1 Aza Nakae, Sanuma, Hasama-chō, Tome-shi, Miyagi-ken 987-0595|
Tome (登米市 Tome-shi?) is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the city had an estimated population of 82,053 and a population density of 153 persons per km². The total area was 536.38 km². The area is noted for its rice production.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 2011 earthquake and tsunami
- 4 Economy
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Local attractions
- 7 Sister/friendship cities
- 8 Noted people from Tome
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Tome is in far northeastern Miyagi Prefecture, bordered by Iwate Prefecture to the north. The Kitakami River flows through the city.
- Miyagi Prefecture
- Iwate Prefecture
The area of present-day Tome was part of ancient Mutsu Province, and has been settled since at least the Jomon period by the Emishi people. During the later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before the area came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai Domain during the Edo period, under the Tokugawa shogunate.
The town of Tome was established on June 1, 1889 with the establishment of the municipalities system. The modern city of Tome was established on April 1, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Hasama, Ishikoshi, Minamikata, Nakada, Toyoma, Towa, Toyosato, Tsuyama, and Yoneyama (all from Tome District), and the town of Tsuyama (from Motoyoshi District).
2011 earthquake and tsunami
Tome was one of several cities severely affected by an earthquake and tsunami on Friday, 11 March, 2011, with as many as 6,000 people left homeless. On 15, 2011, authorities announced that German and Swiss teams with search dogs would be deployed to the city to aid in search and recovery efforts. Other search and rescue team came from Australia and New Zealand. Early reports suggest that many residents of the nearby town of Minamisanriku, which was one of the hardest hit by the tsunami, had evacuated to Tome.
The economy of Tome is largely based on agriculture.
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Tōhoku Main Line
- East Japan Railway Company (JR East) – Kesennuma Line
- Tōhoku Expressway: (Tsukidate and Wakayanagi interchanges)
- Sanriku Expressway (Monou-Toyosato and Monou-Tsuyama interchanges)
- National Route 45
- National Route 342
- National Route 346
- National Route 398
- National Route 456
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International sister/friendship cities
Noted people from Tome
- Shotaro Ishinomori – manga artist
- Katsuhiro Otomo – manga artist
- Kouzou Sasaki – politician
- Shio Satō – manga artist
- Maruyama Gondazaemon – sumo
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- www.city.tome.miyagi.jp%20official%20website (Japanese)
- www.city.tome.miyagi.jp/en/index.html%20official%20website (English)