Kazo City Hall
Location of Kazo in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||133.30 km2 (51.47 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||2-1-1 Mitsumata, Kazo-shi, Saitama-ken 347-8501|
Kazo (加須市 Kazo-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 112,158 and a population density of 841 persons per km². Its total area was 133.30 square kilometres (51.47 sq mi). The city is noted for is known throughout Japan for the creation of koinobori (carp kites), baseballs, kendo equipment, and Kazo-udon noodles.
- Saitama Prefecture
- Gunma Prefecture
- Tochigi Prefecture
- Ibaraki Prefecture
The area of modern Kazo has been settled since prehistoric times and many burial mounds from the Kofun period dot the landscape. The name "Kazo" appears in Nara period documents describing within Musashi Province. During the Edo period, the Buddhist temple of Sogan-ji was a popular pilgrimage destination from Edo.
The town of Kazo was created within Kitasaitama District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On May 3, 1954, Kazo annexed the neighboring town of Fudooka, and the villages of Mitsumata, Raiha, Ōkuwa, Mizufuka, Hirakikawa and Shidai and was elevated to city status.
- Heisei International University
- Kazo has 22 elementary schools, eight middle schools and two high schools.
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Noted people from Kazo
- Yutaka Taniyama, mathematician
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- Official website (in Japanese)