Location of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture
|• Mayor||Masanori Furukawa (since April 2007)|
|• Total||91.24 km2 (35.23 sq mi)|
|Population (July 2011)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Ginkgo biloba, Magnolia stellata|
|• Flower||Azalea, Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||2-15 Hinode-machi, Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken
Tajimi is located in the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture, on the Toki River. Tajimi is well known for ceramics, especially Oribe and Seto styles. In addition to biannual pottery fairs, the city hosts the Mino International Ceramics Festival every three years.
Tajimi is also home to Eihō-ji, which belongs to the Nanzenji faction of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. Eihoji is located on Kokeizan, in the northern section of the city. Tajimi is also home to a Catholic monastery belonging to the Society of the Divine Word. The monastery is famous for its wine.
Tajimi has had a strong sister-city relationship with Terre Haute, Indiana, USA since the 1960s.
The hottest temperature ever measured in Japan - 40.9˚ Celsius - was recorded in Tajimi on August 16, 2007.
Tajimi falls under the humid subtropical climate classification with very hot, humid summers and relatively cold winters. During the summer, Tajimi is one of the hottest cities within mainland Japan with an average daytime high during of just over 34.1˚ Celsius during the peak of the summer. Tajimi set the record for Japan's highest recorded daytime temperature of 40.9˚ Celsius, which happened in Tajimi on August 16, 2007. Contrarily, Tajimi experiences relatively cold winters with frequent frosts and occasional snow throughout the winter.
|Climate data for Tajimi, Gifu (1981～2010)|
|Average high °C (°F)||9.2
|Average low °C (°F)||−2.3
|Source: Japan Meteorological Agency|
Sister Cities, Friendship Cities
- Tajimi High School
- Tajimi Technical High School
- Tajimi-kita High School
- Tajimi-nishi High School
- Central Japan Railway Company
- Chūō Expressway - Tajimi IC
- National Route 19
- National Route 248
Famous Places, Historic Sites, Scenic Spots
- Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
- 岐阜県の人口・世帯数人口動態統計調査結果. Gifu prefectural website (in Japanese). Gifu Prefecture. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
- Gifu Prefecture sees highest temperature ever recorded in Japan - 40.9 - Japan News Review
- "平年値（年・月ごとの値）". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
- 多治見市と笠原町 合併の歩み. Tajimi official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2011.