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Tsushima Tenno Festival
Location of Tsushima in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||25.09 km2 (9.69 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||2,510/km2 (6,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pinus thunbergii|
|- Flower||Japanese wisteria|
|Address||2-21 Tatekomi-chō, Tsushima-shi, Aichi-ken 496-8686|
Tsushima is located in far western Aichi Prefecture.
Average winter temperatures range from around 0-10 degrees C with occasional snowfall. Summer is hot and humid with occasional typhoons. Summer temperatures are regularly around 30 degrees C. The East Asian rainy season occurs in June.
Tsushima developed as a monzen-machi catering to the pilgrimage traffic to the well-known Shinto shrine of Tsushima Jinja from the Muromachi period. During the Sengoku period, it was controlled by the Oda clan and subsequently in the Edo period was part of the holdings of the Owari Tokugawa of Nagoya.
During the Meiji period, the area was organized into several villages under Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, including the village of Tsushima in 1871. During the Meiji period, the area was a center for textile production. Tsushima was elevated to town status on October 1, 1889, and to city status on March 1, 1947.
Tsushima was hit by the Ise-Wan Typhoon in 1959 which caused widespread damage and flooding.
Tsushima has four public middle schools and eight public elementary schools.
It is also the location of the private Seirinkan High School.
Sister city relations
- Tsushima Shrine
- Tenno Matsuri, a festival with a history of over two hundred years. The highlight of this two-day event is the evening festival in which a dozen boats, each decorated with nearly 400 paper lanterns, float down the Tenno River.
- The Japan Mosque of the Ahmadiyyas, largest mosque (by capacity) in Japan.
Notable people from Tsushima
- Yone Noguchi (1875–1947), poet
- Mitsuharu Kaneko (1895–1975), poet
- Kiyoshi Takayama (b. 1947), yakuza tycoon
- Kanematsu Sugiura (1892-1979), cancer researcher
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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- Official website (in Japanese)