Location of Tōgane in Chiba Prefecture
|• -Mayor||Naohara Shiga (since April 1998)|
|• Total||89.12 km2 (34.41 sq mi)|
|Population (December 1, 2015)|
|• Density||682/km2 (1,770/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Rakan Maki|
|- Flower||Yoshino Sakura|
|Address||1-1 Higashi-Iwasaki, Tōgane-shi, Chiba-ken 283-8511|
Tōgane is home to the Kurenai-kai School of Japanese embroidery, which produces handmade obi and kimono in the traditional Japanese style.
Tōgane was founded on April 1, 1889 as part of Sanbe District, Chiba Prefecture. Sanbe District became Sanbu District on April 1, 1897. The town expanded on April 1, 1953 through annexation of the neighboring villages of Okayama, Masaki, Toyonari, Kohei and a portion of the village of Yamato. It was elevated to city status on April 1, 1954 after further expansion through annexation of parts of the neighboring villages of Hara and Fukuoka.
Tōgane is known for strawberry picking in February and March. Strawberries are grown in greenhouses. Because there is not much industry remaining in some rural areas of Japan like Tōgane, antique markets are gaining popularity as old farmhouses are torn down.
- Josai International University
- Tōgane has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools, in addition to one special education school.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Tōgane
- Yuji Nagata – professional wrestler
- Katsuhiko Nagata - Olynmpic silver medalist in wrestling
- Urara Takano - voice actress
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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