Yamatsuri, Fukushima

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Yamatsuri
矢祭町
Town
Yamatsuri Town Hall
Yamatsuri Town Hall
Flag of Yamatsuri
Flag
Official seal of Yamatsuri
Seal
Location of Yamatsuri in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Yamatsuri in Fukushima Prefecture
Yamatsuri is located in Japan
Yamatsuri
Yamatsuri
 
Coordinates: 36°57′00″N 140°25′01″E / 36.95000°N 140.41694°E / 36.95000; 140.41694Coordinates: 36°57′00″N 140°25′01″E / 36.95000°N 140.41694°E / 36.95000; 140.41694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Higashishirakawa District
Government
 • - Mayor Makoto Kobari
Area
 • Total 118.22 km2 (45.64 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 5,979
 • Density 50.6/km2 (131/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Red Pine
- Flower Azalea
- Bird Oriental turtle dove
Phone number 0247-46-3131
Address 66 Tatemoto, Higashitate, Yamatsuri-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-5118
Website Official HP

Yamatsuri (矢祭町 Yamatsuri-machi?) is a town located in Higashishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the town had an estimated population of 5,979 and a population density of 50.6 persons per km². The total area was 118.22  km².


Geography[edit]

Yamatsuri is located in the southernmost portion of Fukushima prefecture, bordering on Ibaraki Prefecture to the south.

  • Mountains: Yamatsuriyama (382.7m), Yamizosan (1021.8m)
  • Rivers: Kujigawa, Yamatsurigawa

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Yamatsuri was part of ancient Mutsu Province. The area formed part of the holdings of Tanagura Domain, in the early Edo period, but became was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate after 1729. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

Yamatsuri Village was formed on March 31, 1955 by the merger of the villages of Uchikawa and Sekioka and a portion of the village of Takagi. It was elevated to town status on January 1, 1963.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Yamamtsuri is primarily agricultural.

Education[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

  • Uchikawa Primary School
  • Sekioka Primary School
  • Higashitate Primary School
  • Shimosekigodo Primary School
  • Ishii Primary School

Junior High school[edit]

  • Yamatsuri Junior High School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

International relations[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yamatsuri, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons