Yamatsuri Town Hall
Location of Yamatsuri in Fukushima Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Makoto Kobari|
|• Total||118.22 km2 (45.64 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||50.6/km2 (131/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Red Pine|
|- Bird||Oriental turtle dove|
|Address||66 Tatemoto, Higashitate, Yamatsuri-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-5118|
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.
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
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.
The economy of Yamamtsuri is primarily agricultural.
- Uchikawa Primary School
- Sekioka Primary School
- Higashitate Primary School
- Shimosekigodo Primary School
- Ishii Primary School
Junior High school
- Yamatsuri Junior High School
Media related to Yamatsuri, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)