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Encyclopedia > Akita Prefecture
Akita Prefecture (秋田県 Akita-ken)
Capital Akita (city)
Region Tōhoku
Island Honshū
Governor Sukeshiro Terata
Area 11,612.11 km² (6th)
 - % water 0.7%
Population  (January 1, 2003)
 - Population 1,174,905 (35th)
 - Density 101 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 25
ISO 3166-2 JP-05
Website www.pref.akita.jp/e/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Fuki (a kind of butterbur, Petasites japonicus)
 - Tree Akita-sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)
 - Bird Copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii)
Symbol of Akita Prefecture
Symbol of Akita Prefecture

Akita Prefecture (秋田県 Akita-ken?) is located in the Tōhoku Region of northern Japan. The capital is the city of Akita. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is the current Japanese collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Binomial name Petasites japonicus Maxim. ... Species Petasites frigidus Petasites hybridus Petasites japonicus Petasites sagittatus Petasites speciosa Petasites X vitifolius Ref: ITIS 36053 The plants commonly referred to as Butterbur are found in the daisy family Asteraceae in the genus Petasites. ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ... Akita prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... Akita (秋田市; Akita-shi) is the capital city of Akita Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan. ...

Contents

History

The famous Heian period waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is said to have been born here (but the true location of her birth is uncertain). The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Heian Period. ... Waka (和歌) or Yamato uta is a genre of Japanese poetry. ... Ono no Komachi drawn by Kikuchi Yosai Ono no Komachi (from the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu) Ono no Komachi (小野 小町 おののこまち approximate dates 825–900 A.D.) was a famous Japanese Waka poet, one of the Rokkasen—Six best Waka poets, in the early Heian period. ...


Geography

Map of Akita Prefecture.
Map of Akita Prefecture.

Located in the north of Honshū Island, Akita Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori in the north, Iwate in the east, Miyagi in the south east, and Yamagata in the south. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (981x901, 34 KB) Map of Akita Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (981x901, 34 KB) Map of Akita Prefecture, Japan. ... The Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea (see naming dispute), is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, bordered by Japan, Korea and Russia. ... Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomoriken or frequently Aomori-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region of Japan. ... Iwate Prefecture (岩手県; Iwate-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Yamagata Prefecture (山形県; Yamagata-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Akita Prefecture is rectangular in shape, roughly 181 km from north to south and 111 km from west to east. The Ōu Mountains mark the eastern border of the prefecture, and the higher Dewa Mountains run parallel through the center of the prefecture. Like much of northern Japan, the prefecture has cold winters, particularly away from the sea. The ÅŒu Mountains ) are a mountain range in the Tōhoku region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


The Oga Peninsula is a prominent feature of the coastline. Satellite image The Oga Peninsula (男鹿半島 Oga-hantō) is a rugged peninsula which projects west into the Sea of Japan from the coast of Akita in northern Honshu, the main island of Japan. ...


Cities

Thirteen cities are located in Akita Prefecture:

This is the current Japanese collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... Daisen (大仙市, -shi) is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. ... Katagami (潟上市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Kazuno (鹿角市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Kitaakita (北秋田市; kitaakita-shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Nikaho (仁賀保町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Noshiro (能代市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Oga (男鹿市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Akita Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Semboku (仙北市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Yokote (横手市; -shi) is a city located in Akita in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Yurihonjo (由利本荘市; Yurihonjo-shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Yuzawa (湯沢市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

These are all of the towns and villages in each district. The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Kazuno (鹿角郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Kosaka (小坂町; -machi) is a town located in Kazuno District, Akita, Japan. ... Kitaakita (北秋田郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Kamikoani (上小阿仁村; -mura) is a village located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Minamiakita (南秋田郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Gojōme (五城目町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Hachirōgata (八郎潟町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Ikawa (井川町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Ōgata (大潟村; -mura) is a village located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Ogachi (雄勝郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Higashinaruse (東成瀬村; -mura) is a village located in Ogachi District, Akita, Japan. ... Ugo (羽後町; -machi) is a town located in Ogachi District, Akita, Japan. ... Senboku (仙北郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Misato (美郷町; -cho) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山本郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Fujisato (藤里町; -machi) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Happo (八峰町-cho) is a newly created town in Yamamoto District in Akita Prefecture. ... Mitane (三種町-cho) is a newly created town in Yamamoto District in Akita Prefecture. ...

Mergers

(as of March 27, 2006)

More information on merger and dissolution of municipalities of Japan. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Misato (美郷町; -cho) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Senboku (仙北郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sennan (仙南村; -mura) was a village located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Rokugou (六郷町; -machi) was a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Senhata (千畑町; -machi) was a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Kawabe (河辺郡; -gun) was a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Kawabe (河辺町; -machi) was a town located in Kawabe District, Akita, Japan. ... Yūwa (雄和町; -machi) was a town located in Kawabe District, Akita, Japan. ... This is the current Japanese collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitaakita (北秋田市; kitaakita-shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aikawa (合川町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Ani (阿仁町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Moriyoshi (森吉町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Takanosu (鷹巣町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Kitaakita (北秋田郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ōmagari (大曲市; -shi) is a city located in Akita in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Kamioka (神岡町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Nishisenboku (西仙北町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Nakasen (中仙町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Kyōwa (協和町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Senboku (仙北町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Ōta (太田町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Nangai (南外村; -mura) is a village located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Senboku (仙北郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Daisen (大仙市, -shi) is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yurihonjo (由利本荘市; Yurihonjo-shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Honjō (本荘市; -shi) is a city located in Akita in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Chōkai (鳥海町; -machi) was a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Higashiyuri (東由利町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Iwaki (岩城町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Nishime (西目町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... ÅŒuchi (大内町; -machi) was a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Yashima (矢島町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Yuri (由利町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tennou (天王町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Iitagawa (飯田川町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Shōwa (昭和町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Katagami (潟上市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yuzawa (湯沢市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Yuzawa (湯沢市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Minase (皆瀬村; -mura) is a village located in Ogachi District, Akita, Japan. ... Inakawa (稲川町; -machi) is a town located in Ogachi District, Akita, Japan. ... Ogachi (雄勝町; -machi) is a town located in Ogachi District, Akita, Japan. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oga (男鹿市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Oga (男鹿市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Wakami (若美町; -machi) is a town located in Minamiakita District, Akita, Japan. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hinai (比内町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Tashiro (田代町; -machi) is a town located in Kitaakita District, Akita, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Akita Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Senboku (仙北町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Kakunodate (Japanese: 角館町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Tazawako (田沢湖町; -machi) is a town located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... Nishiki (西木村; -mura) is a village located in Senboku District, Akita, Japan. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hiraka (平鹿町; -machi) is a town located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Jūmonji (十文字町; -machi) is a town located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Masuda (増田町; -machi) is a town located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Omonogawa (雄物川町; -machi) is a town located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Ōmori (大森町; -machi) is a town located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Sannai (山内村; -mura) is a village located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Taiyū (大雄村; -mura) is a village located in Hiraka District, Akita, Japan. ... Yokote (横手市; -shi) is a city located in Akita in Tohoku region of Japan. ... Yokote (横手市; -shi) is a city located in Akita in Tohoku region of Japan. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kisakata (象潟町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Konoura (金浦町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Nikaho (仁賀保町; -machi) is a town located in Yuri District, Akita, Japan. ... Yuri (由利郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Hachiryū (八竜町; -machi) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Kotōka (琴丘町; -machi) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山本町; -machi) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山本郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Mitane (三種町-cho) is a newly created town in Yamamoto District in Akita Prefecture. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Noshiro (能代市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... Futatsui (二ツ井町; -machi) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山本郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Noshiro (能代市; -shi) is a city located in Akita, Japan. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Hachimori (八森町; -machi) is a town located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Minehama (峰浜村; -mura) is a village located in Yamamoto District, Akita, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山本郡; -gun) is a district located in Akita, Japan. ... Happo (八峰町-cho) is a newly created town in Yamamoto District in Akita Prefecture. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Economy

Like much of Tōhoku, Akita's economy remains dominated by traditional industries, such as agriculture, fishing, and forestry. This has led many young people to migrate to Tokyo and other large cities. Akita is famous for its Sake breweries. Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine. ...


Culture

Akita is renowned for having the highest consumption of sake in Japan.[1] Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine. ...


Tourism

Samurai house in Kakunodate.
Samurai house in Kakunodate.
Tazawako (Lake Tazawa).

Near Lake Tazawa, there are a number of hot springs resorts (onsen), these are popular with tourists from all over Japan. In addition there are a number of seasonal festivals (matsuri) which offer a glimpse of rural or traditional Japan. Samurai house Kakunodate, Senboku, Akita Akita Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Samurai house Kakunodate, Senboku, Akita Akita Prefecture Tohoku region Honshu Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Tazawako, a lake in Tazawako, Senboku, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku region, Honshu, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Tazawako, a lake in Tazawako, Senboku, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Tohoku region, Honshu, Japan I took this photograph and contribute it to the public domain. ... Lake Tazawa For the town in Akita Prefecture, see Tazawako, Akita. ...


Kakunodate is a particularly charming old town, full of preserved samurai houses. The Aoyagi house is the former residence of Odano Naotake, the man who illustrated Japan's first modern guide to the human anatomy. The house is now a museum and gallery of medical illustrations and traditional crafts.


Medias

Television

Akita Broadcasting System, Inc. ... Akita Asahi Broadcasting Co. ...

References

  1. ^ The Appellation System for Sake in Akita Prefecture and Development Program for Akita Shun-ginjo, Kyuichi Saito, Journal of the Brewing Society of Japan; Vol. 87, No.11, 1992

External links

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Coordinates: 39°42′56.940″N, 140°6′20.919″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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