Location of Nakagusuku in Okinawa Prefecture
|• Mayor||Seitoku Arakaki|
|• Total||15.46 km2 (5.97 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2008)|
|• Density||1,065/km2 (2,760/sq mi)|
|• Fish||Ijukin (Threadfin bream)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||176 Tōma, Nakagusuku-mura, Nakagami-gun
The village character (Mascot) is Gosamaru, who was the most famous resident of the castle. He holds a battle fan in one hand, and a carrot in the other. Nakagusuku village is famous for its almost white carrots, which are a point of civic pride.
On the fourth Sunday of every month there is a small Farmer's Market only for old and young people to participate in. It usually has 4-10 vendors at the Yoshinoura park. Time is from 9:00am to Noon.
Once a year in October the village hosts its Matsuri (festival) on the castle grounds. Local music and dance are performed, and food, games and beer is available from vendors.
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