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Encyclopedia > Gunma Prefecture
Gunma Prefecture (群馬県; Gunma-ken)
Map of Japan with Gunma highlighted
Capital Maebashi
Region Kantō
Island Honshū
Governor Hiroyuki Kodera
Area 6,363.16 km² (21st)
 - % water 0.2%
Population  (2000)
 - Population 2,024,820 (19th)
 - Density 318 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 39
ISO 3166-2 JP-10
Website www.pref.gunma.jp/
english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Japanese azalea (Rhododendron japonicum)
 - Tree Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii)
 - Bird Copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii)


Fish: Sweetfish (Plecoglossus altivelis) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 79 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Gunma highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Maebashi (前橋市 Maebashi-shi) is the capital city of Gunma in Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Kantō region, Japan The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of HonshÅ«, the largest island in Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaido Honshu Kyushu 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... Species see text Source: The Rhododendron page, and some research. ... Species About 115. ... 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. ... The sweetfish (Japanese: 鮎 (ayu), Plecoglossus altivelis) is a trout-like East Asian fish. ...

Symbol of Gunma Prefecture
Symbol of Gunma Prefecture

Gunma Prefecture (or Gumma) (群馬県 Gunma-ken?) is located in the northwest corner of the Kantō region on Honshū island, Japan. Its capital is Maebashi. Gunma prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Gunma is the name of several places in Japan: In Gunma prefecture: Gunma Town in Gunma District This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kantō region, Japan The Kantō region (Japanese: 関東地方, Kantō-chihō) is a geographical area of HonshÅ«, the largest island in Japan. ... 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. ... Maebashi (前橋市 Maebashi-shi) is the capital city of Gunma in Japan. ...

Contents

History

The remains of paleolithic man going back 100,000 years were found at Iwajuku, Gunma Prefecture, in the early 20th century and there is a public museum there.


Japan was without horses until around the early centuries AD and present-day Gunma was a center of the horsebreeding and trading activities when continental peoples and Japanese began a strong trade in the animals.


When Mt Haruna erupted in the late 6th century Japan was still in pre-history, but the Gunma Prefectural archaeology unit in 1994 was able to date the eruption through zoological anthropology at the corral sites that were buried in ash.


In the past, Gunma was joined with Tochigi Prefecture and called Kenu Province. This was later divided into Kami-kenu (Upper Kenu, Gunma) and Shimo-kenu (Lower Kenu, Tochigi). The area is sometimes referred to as Jomo (上毛, Jōmō). For most of Japanese history, Gunma was known as the province of Kozuke. Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ...


In the early period of contact between western nations and Japan, particularly the late Tokugawa, it was referred to by foreigners as the "Jyoushyu States", inside (fudai, or loyalist) Tokugawa retainers and the Tokugawa family symbol is widely seen at public buildings, temples and shrines.


The first modern silk factories were built with Italian and French assistance at Annaka in the 1870s.


In the early Meiji period, a bloody political struggle between idealistic democratic westernizers and conservative Prussian-model nationalists took place in Gunma and neighboring Nagano. This was locally called the Gunma Incident of 1884. In it the modern Japanese army gunned down the farmers with their new Japanese-built repeating rifles. It is said that the farmers of Gunma were the first victims of the Murata rifle.


In the twentieth century, the Japanese aviation pioneer Nakajima Chikushi of Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, founded Nakajima Aircraft. At first he produced mostly licensed models of foreign designs, but beginning with the famous all- Japanese Nakajima 91 fighter plane of 1931 his firm became a world leader in aeronautical design and manufacture, with its headquarters at Ota, Gunma Ken. That factory now produces Subaru motorcars and many other industrial products under the Fuji Heavy Industries name.


In the 1930s, the great German architect Bruno Julius Florian Taut (May 4, 1880, Königsberg, Germany - December 24, 1938, Istanbul) lived for a while and did research in Takasaki, Gunma Ken.


The Girard Incident (Wikipedia), which disturbed US-Japanese relations in the 1950s, occurred in Gunma in 1957, at Somogahara Base near Shibukawa. Gunma has produced three modern Prime Ministers of Japan; Fukuda, Nakasone and Obuchi.


Gunma Gunma redirects here. ...


Geography

Map of Gunma Prefecture.
Map of Gunma Prefecture.

One of only eight landlocked prefectures, Gunma is the northwestern-most prefecture of the Kantō plain. Except for the central and southeast areas, where most of the population is concentrated, it is mostly mountainous. To the north are Niigata and Fukushima prefectures, while to the east lies Tochigi. To the west lies Nagano prefecture, and Saitama is to the south. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1081x901, 39 KB) Summary Map of Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1081x901, 39 KB) Summary Map of Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ... Niigata Prefecture ) is located on Honshu island on the coast of the Sea of Japan. ... Fukushima Prefecture (福島県 Fukushima-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Nagano Prefecture (長野県; Nagano-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Some of the main mountains of Gunma are Mount Akagi, Mount Haruna, Mount Miyogi, Mount Nikkō-Shirane and Mount Asama, which is located on the Nagano border. The major rivers include the Tone River, the Agatsuma River, and the Karasu River. Mount Akagi (ja: 赤城山, akagiyama) is one of the major mountains in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ... Haruna (Japanese: 榛名山) is an active stratovolcano in eastern Honshu, Japan. ... Mount Nikkō-Shirane ) is a mountain in the Nikkō National Park in central HonshÅ«, the main island of Japan. ... Mount Asama (also known as Asama-yama) (æµ…é–“å±±) is an active volcano on central Honshu, the main island of Japan, on the border between Gunma and Nagano prefectures. ... The Tone River (pronounced toh-neh; 利根川 Tonegawa) is a river in Kanto region, Japan. ...


Gunma is said to be shaped like a crane in flight (Jomo Karuta). Jomo Karuta (Japanese: 上毛かるた, jōmō karuta) is a variety of karuta which features history and famous locations in Gunma Prefecture. ...


Cities

Twelve cities are located in Gunma Prefecture:

Annaka (安中市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Fujioka (藤岡市; -shi) is a city in Gunma, Japan. ... Isesaki (伊勢崎市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Kiryū (桐生市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Maebashi (前橋市 Maebashi-shi) is the capital city of Gunma in Japan. ... Midori Hall Mayor Address 〒379-2395 2952 Shika, Kasakake-machi, Midori Phone number 0277-76-2111 Official website: Midori City Midori (みどり市;; Midori-shi) is a city located in Gunma prefecture, Japan. ... Numata (沼田市; Numatashi) is a city located in Gunma prefecture, Japan. ... ÅŒta (Japanese: 太田市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Shibukawa (渋川市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Cities Annaka | Fujioka | Isesaki | Kiryu | Maebashi  (capital) | Numata | Ōta | Shibukawa | Takasaki | Tatebayashi | Tomioka Districts Agatsuma | Gunma | Kanra | North Gunma | Nitta | Oura | Sawa | Seta | Tano | Tone | Usui | Yamada Edit this tempate Categories: Japan geography stubs | Cities in Gunma Prefecture ... Tatebayashi (館林市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Tomioka (富岡市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ...

Towns and villages

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. ...

Higashiagatsuma
Kuni
Kusatsu
Naganohara
Nakanojo
Takayama
Tsumagoi
Kanra
Nanmoku
Shimonita
Shinto
Yoshioka
Chiyoda
Itakura
Meiwa
Oizumi
Oura
Tamamura
Azuma
Fujimi
Kanna
Ueno
Yoshii
Katashina
Kawaba
Minakami
Showa

Agatsuma (吾妻郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Higashiagatsuma Hall Mayor Address 〒377-0892 594-3 ÅŒazahara, Higashigatsuma, Agatsuma District Phone number 0279-68-2111 Official website: Higashiagatsuma Town Page Higashiagatsuma (東吾妻町;; Higashiagatsuma-machi) is a town located in Gunma prefecture, Japan. ... Kuni (六合村; -mura) is a village located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kusatsu (草津町; -machi) is a town located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Naganohara (長野原町; -machi) is a town located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Nakanojō (中之条町; -machi) is a town located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Takayama (高山村; -mura) is a village located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tsumagoi (嬬恋村; -mura) is a village located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kanra (甘楽郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Kanra (甘楽町; -machi) is a town located in Kanra District, Gunma, Japan. ... Nanmoku (南牧村; -mura) is a village located in Kanra District, Gunma, Japan. ... Shimonita (下仁田町; -machi) is a town located in Kanra District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kitagunma (北群馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Shintō (榛東村; -mura) is a village located in Kitagunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Yoshioka (吉岡町; -machi) is a town located in Kitagunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Chiyoda (千代田町; -machi) is a town located in Oura District, Gunma, Japan. ... Itakura (板倉町; -machi) is a town located in Oura District, Gunma, Japan. ... Meiwa (明和町; -machi) is a town located in Oura District, Gunma, Japan. ... Ōizumi (大泉町; -machi) is a town located in Oura District, Gunma, Japan. ... Sawa (佐波郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Tamamura (玉村町; -machi) is a town located in Sawa District, Gunma, Japan. ... Seta (勢多郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Azuma (東村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Japan. ... Fujimi (富士見村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tano (多野郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Kanna (神流町; -machi) is a town located in Tano District, Gunma, Japan. ... Ueno (上野村; -mura) is a village located in Tano District, Gunma, Japan. ... Yoshii (吉井町; -machi) is a town located in Tano District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tone (利根郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Katashina (片品村; -mura) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kawaba (川場村; -mura) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Minakami (みなかみ町; -machi) is a town located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Shōwa (昭和村; -mura) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of October 1, 2006) October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tano (多野郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Kanna (神流町; -machi) is a town located in Tano District, Gunma, Japan. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ōgo (大胡町; -machi) is a town located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kasukawa (粕川村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Miyagi (宮城村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Seta (勢多郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Maebashi (前橋市 Maebashi-shi) is the capital city of Gunma in Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Akabori (赤堀町; -machi) is a town located in Sawa District, Japan. ... Sakai (境町; -machi) is a town located in Sawa District, Gunma, Japan. ... Azuma (東村; -mura) is a village located in Sawa District, Japan. ... Sawa (佐波郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Isesaki (伊勢崎市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Isesaki (伊勢崎市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shirasawa (白沢村; -mura) was a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tone (利根村; -mura) was a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tone (利根郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Numata Hall Mayor Mikio Hoshino Address 〒378-8501 Numata, Nishikurauchi-machi 780 Phone number 0278-23-2111 Official website: Numata City Numata (沼田市; Numata-shi) is a city located in Gunma prefecture, Japan. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nitta (新田町; -machi) is a town located in Nitta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Ojima (尾島町; -machi) is a town located in Nitta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Yabuzukahon (藪塚本町; -machi) is a town located in Nitta District, Gunma, Japan. ... ÅŒta (Japanese: 太田市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... ÅŒta (Japanese: 太田市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Niisato (新里村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kurohone (黒保根村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Seta (勢多郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... KiryÅ« (桐生市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan, near the cities of ÅŒta and Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Niiharu (新治村; -mura) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tsukiyono (月夜野町; -machi) is a town located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Minakami (みなかみ町; -machi) is a town located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... Minakami (みなかみ町; -machi) is a town located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Onishi (鬼石町; -machi) is a town located in Tano District, Gunma, Japan. ... Fujioka (藤岡市; -shi) is a city in Gunma, Japan. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gunma (群馬町; -machi) is a town located in Gunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kurabuchi (倉渕村; -mura) is a village located in Gunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Misato (箕郷町; -machi) is a town located in Gunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Gunma (群馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Shin (新町; -machi) is a town located in Tano District, Gunma, Japan. ... Tano (多野郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Takasaki (高崎市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ikaho (伊香保町; -machi) is a town located in Kitagunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Komochi (子持村; -mura) is a village located in Kitagunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Onogami (小野上村; -mura) is a village located in Kitagunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kitagunma (北群馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Akagi (赤城村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kitatachibana (北橘村; -mura) is a village located in Seta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Seta (勢多郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Shibukawa (渋川市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Shibukawa (渋川市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Matsuida (松井田町; -machi) is a town located in Usui District, Gunma, Japan. ... Usui (碓氷郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Annaka (安中市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Annaka (安中市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Usui (碓氷郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ōmama (大間々町; -machi) is a town located in Yamada District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kasakake (笠懸町; -machi) is a town located in Nitta District, Gunma, Japan. ... Azuma is a name of several places: In Gunma prefecture: Azuma Village in Agatsuma District Azuma Village in Sawa District Azuma Village in Seta District In Ibaraki prefecture: Azuma In Kagoshima prefecture: Azuma Azuma is also: Azuma (volcano) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... Midori Hall Mayor Address 〒379-2395 2952 Shika, Kasakake-machi, Midori Phone number 0277-76-2111 Official website: Midori City Midori (みどり市;; Midori-shi) is a city located in Gunma prefecture, Japan. ... Nitta (新田郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Yamada (山田郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Myōgi (妙義町; -machi) is a town located in Kanra District, Gunma, Japan. ... Kanra (甘楽郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Tomioka (富岡市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... Tomioka (富岡市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Agatsuma (吾妻町; -machi) is a town located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Azuma (東村; -mura) is a village located in Agatsuma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Agatsuma (吾妻郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Higashiagatsuma Hall Mayor Address 〒377-0892 594-3 ÅŒazahara, Higashigatsuma, Agatsuma District Phone number 0279-68-2111 Official website: Higashiagatsuma Town Page Higashiagatsuma (東吾妻町;; Higashiagatsuma-machi) is a town located in Gunma prefecture, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Haruna (榛名町; -machi) is a town located in Gunma District, Gunma, Japan. ... Gunma (群馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ... Takasaki (高崎市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ... Gunma (群馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Gunma, Japan. ...

Climate

Gunma has a colder climate more like the Hokuriku region than the lower parts of the Kantō. It is also known for its kara-kaze, a strong, dry, winter wind which sweeps down the Tone River valley from the north. Hokuriku region (北陸地方, literally North Land) is the region along the Sea of Japan within the Chubu region, the central region of Honshu, the main island of Japan. ... The Tone River (pronounced toh-neh; 利根川 Tonegawa) is a river in Kanto region, Japan. ...


Economy

Gunma's modern industries include transport equipment and electrical equipment, concentrated around Maebashi and the eastern region nearest Tokyo. More traditional industries include silk and agriculture. Maebashi (前橋市 Maebashi-shi) is the capital city of Gunma in Japan. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the capital of Japan. ... Silk weaver Silk is a natural protein fibre that can be woven into textiles. ...


Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Many places in Gunma are famous for their hot spring resorts. Another draw to the mountainous Gunma is the ski resorts. Outdoor pool, Naruko Outdoor Onsen on Nakanoshima island in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture Old onsen in Hakone An private outdoor rotenburo in Gorakadan Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 This rotenburo at Jigokudani Onsen is for Japanese Macaques. ... Deep powder skiing An alpine skier Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites), with metal edges, strapped to the feet...


Other attractions include:

  • Lake Nozori
  • Hara Museum Arc
  • Ikaho Sistina Trick Art Museum
  • Mount Haruna
  • Kusatsu Alpine-Plant Museum
  • Kusatsu Hot-Spring Museum
  • Mount Shirane
  • Mount Tanigawa
  • Mount Akagi

Haruna (Japanese: 榛名山) is an active stratovolcano in eastern Honshu, Japan. ... Mount Akagi (ja: 赤城山, akagiyama) is one of the major mountains in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ...

Prefectural symbols

The prefectural symbol consists of the first kanji of the word 'Gunma' surrounded by three stylized mountains symbolizing the three important mountains of Gunma Prefecture: Mount Haruna, Mt. Akagi, and Mt. Myogi. Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji Kanji (Japanese:  ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Hindu-Arabic numerals. ... Haruna (Japanese: 榛名山) is an active stratovolcano in eastern Honshu, Japan. ... Mount Akagi (ja: 赤城山, akagiyama) is one of the major mountains in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ... Mount Myogi in the Summer Mount Myogi (ja: 妙義山, myōgisan) is one of the major mountains in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. ...


Miscellaneous topics

The street racing manga/anime Initial D takes place in Gunma Prefecture. 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Initial D ) is a manga by Shuichi Shigeno which has been serialized in Kodanshas Young since 1995. ...


Gunma Prefecture is the setting for the NHK serial morning drama FIGHT (ファイト). The city of Takasaki is the hometown of heroine Kido Yuu.


It is generally held within Japan that women from Gunma are of particularly strong temperament, and wield more power over their husbands than anywhere else in Japan. There is a local saying about Gunma: "Strong winds, strong women."


References

  • "Gunma Prefecture: Location and Topography". Gunma Prefecture HomePage (2006-10). Retrieved on 2006-10-19.

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Cities
An'naka | Fujioka | Isesaki | Kiryu | Maebashi  (capital) | Midori | Numata | Ōta | Shibukawa | Takasaki | Tatebayashi | Tomioka
Districts
Agatsuma | Kanra | North Gunma | Oura | Sawa | Seta | Tano | Tone
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 36°22′N 139°7′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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