Kamesaki Mud-flats Festival on May
Location of Handa in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Izō Sakakibara|
|• Total||47.42 km2 (18.31 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||2,470/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Black Pine|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||2-1 Tōyō-chō, Handa-shi, Aichi-ken 475-8666|
During the Edo period, the area of Handa city was part of Owari Domain. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms of October 1, 1889, the towns of Handa and Kamezaki were founded, as was the town of Narawa the following year. These three towns merged on October 1, 1937 to form the city of Handa.
Handa has a strong historical connection with soy sauce, sake and vinegar brewing, and remains the worldwide headquarters of the Mizkan Vinegar Group. During World War II, Nakajima Aircraft Company established an aircraft production plant in Handa. In the post-war period, this was redeveloped into a heavy industrial zone, including a production plant by Dow Chemical. Handa and Midland, Michigan became Sister Cities in 1981, a relationship that continues to this day.
- Nihon Fukushi University – Handa campus
- Handa has seven elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools and two special education schools.
- East Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
- Meitetsu – Kōwa Line
- Kinuura Rinkai Railway – Handa Line
- (freight only)
Sister city relations
- – Nanto, Toyama, since April 28, 1997
- -Midland, Michigan, United States, since June 5, 1981.
- – Port Macquarie, Australia, since April 14, 1990
- – Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China, since May 27, 1993
- Mizkan Museum
- Handa Red Brick Building
- Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum
- Yakachi River
Noted people from Handa
- Satoru Akahori – author
- Nankichi Niimi – author
- Atsushi Harada – actor
- Eiji Mitsuoka – mixed martial artist
- Hiromi Makihara – professional baseball player
- "Mizkan official home page".
- "Midland official home page".
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Handa, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)