Matsubushi town hall
Location of Matsubushi in Saitama Prefecture
|• Total||16.20 km2 (6.25 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2016)|
|• Density||1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||2424 Matsuboshi, Matsubushi-machi, Kitakatsushika-gun, Saitama Prefecture, Japan 343-0192|
Matsubushi (松伏町 Matsubushi-machi?) is a town located in Kitakatsushika District Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the town had an estimated population of 29,946 and a population density of 1850 persons per km². Its total area was 16.20 square kilometres (6.25 sq mi).
The area of Matsubushi was part of Shimōsa Province prior to the Meiji period. The village of Matsubushiryo was created within Kitakatsushika District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was renamed Matsubushi on April 1, 1956 and elevated to town status on April 1, 1969.
Matsubushi was formerly a center of rice production, but farmland is giving way to urbanization. The town now produces eggs, hakusai Chinese cabbage and negi, the Japanese welsh onion. The town is home to the Matsubushi Campus of Taisho University.
Matsubushi has three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
Matsubushi is not served by any passenger rail service.
Noted people from matsubushi
- Ryo Ishikawa, professional golfer
- Hiroko Hatano, model and actress
Media related to Matsubushi, Saitama at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)