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Otowa Town Office and Cultural Hall
Location of Otowa in Aichi Prefecture
|Merged||January 15, 2008
(now part of Toyokawa)
|• Total||29.65 km2 (11.45 sq mi)|
|Population (November 1, 2007)|
|• Density||299.15/km2 (774.8/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Enkianthus subsessilis|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Website||City of Toyokawa|
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Administration
- 4 Economy
- 5 Region
- 6 Transportation
- 7 External links
- Principal mountains: Kyōgamine (京ヶ峰), Mt. Miyaji (宮路山), Shiro-yama (城山), Mt. Kan'non (観音山)
- Principal rivers: Otowa River (音羽川), Yamakage River (山陰川)
- June 23, 1894 - Akasaka Village changed over to Akasaka Town (赤坂町).
- April 1, 1955 - Otowa was founded by the unification of Akasaka Town, Nagasawa Village (長沢村) and Hagi Village (萩村).
- 1981 - Otowa Town Office was moved. Symbol of Otowa was established.
- 1986 - Tōmei Expressway Otowa-Gamagori Interchange opened.
- 1987 - The rezoning of Akasaka was carried. ( - 1993)
- 1992 - Otowa Town Field Park (音羽町運動公園) was completed.
- 1999 - Otowa Town Office was moved. New office and Cultural Hall ("Windia Hall") was completed.
- 2000 - Otowa Town Library and Akasaka Community Center was completed.
- 2002 - Akasaka Rest House (赤坂休憩所), commonly called "Yoramaikan (よらまいかん)" was completed.
- 2005 - Ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding Otowa Town was held.
- January 15, 2008 - Otowa Town, along with Mito Town (also from Hoi District), was merged into the expanded Toyokawa City.
|#||Name||Kanji||Took Office||Left Office|
|1||Watanabe Ryūji||渡邉 隆次||April 30, 1955||April 29, 1959|
|2||Sakakibara Buntarō||榊原 文太郎||April 30, 1959||June 10, 1962|
|3||Uebayashi Tahē||上林 多兵惠||July 29, 1962||December 18, 1963|
|4||Iyoda Isamu||伊與田 勇||January 21, 1964||January 20, 1968|
|5-8||Horiuchi Shigeaki||堀内 重昭||January 21, 1968||January 20, 1984|
|9-12||Nakamori Kōichi||中森 幸一||January 21, 1984||January 20, 2000|
|13-14||Utsuno Takeshi||宇都野 武||January 21, 2000||January 14, 2008|
- Tokai Rika Otowa Factory
- Akasaka Primary School
- Nagasawa Primary School
- Hagi Primary School
Junior High school
- Otowa Junior High School
- Otowa Town Cultural Hall ("Windia Hall")
- Akasaka Community Center
- Nagasawa Community Center
- Hagi Community Center
- Akasakadai Community Center
- Otowa Town Library
- Otowa Town Field Park
- Interchange - Tōmei Expressway Otowa-Gamagori Interchange
- Toll road - Otowa-Gamagori Toll Road, commonly called "Mikawa Bay Orange Road (三河湾オレンジロード)"
- Tōmei Highway Bus: Otowa Bus Stop
- Otowa Town Community Bus
- Akasaka-juku (赤坂宿) - The thirty-sixth of the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō.
- Mt. Miyaji (宮路山 Miyaji-san) - It is said that Empress Jitō visited this mountain. In the autumn, maple leaves turn red.
- Ruins of the Nagasawa Castle (長沢城址) - Today, The Nagasawa Primary School and the residential area of Kojō (古城団地 Kojō Danchi) is located in this site. The word "Kojō" means "old castle".
- Ceremony to pray for rain (雨乞い祭り amagoi matsuri) - A ceremony held in every August.
- Ceremony of the Sugimori Hachimansha (杉森八幡社祭礼) - A ceremony held in every October. In this ceremony, the daimyo's procession is reappeared.
Media related to Otowa, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Toyokawa Official website (Japanese)