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Encyclopedia > Ibaraki Prefecture
Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken)
Capital Mito
Region Kantō
Island Honshū
Governor Masaru Hashimoto
Area 6,095.58 km² (23rd)
 - % water 4.8%
Population  (October 1, 2000)
 - Population 2,985,424 (11th)
 - Density 490 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 43
ISO 3166-2 JP-08
Website www.pref.ibaraki.jp/
en/menu.htm
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Rose (Rosa)
 - Tree Ume tree (Prunus mume)
 - Bird Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)

Symbol of Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県 Ibaraki-ken?) is located in the Kantō region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is Mito. Image File history File links Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_08_Ibaraki_茨城県.svg‎ The name of this media object is misspelled, incomplete, misleading, cryptic, or does not conform to an established naming convention. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Kantō region, 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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 (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... For other uses, see Rose (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc. ... Binomial name Alauda arvensis Linnaeus, 1758 The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird. ... Ibaraki prefectual symbol (source: ja. ... Ibaraki (茨木市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ... Kantō region, Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ...

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History

Ibaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province. In 1288, the province of Hitachi was conquered by the Prince Subaru. In 1871, the name of the province became Ibaraki. Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ...


Geography

Map of Ibaraki Prefecture.
Map of Ibaraki Prefecture.

Ibaraki Prefecture is the northeastern part of the Kantō region, stretching between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean and bounded on the north and south by Fukushima Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture. It also has borders on the southwest with Gunma Prefecture and Saitama Prefecture. The northernmost part of the prefecture is mountainous, but most of the prefecture is a flat plain with many lakes. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1001x901, 37 KB) Map of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1001x901, 37 KB) Map of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... Fukushima Prefecture (福島県 Fukushima-ken) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Gunma redirects here. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Cities

Thirty-two cities are located in Ibaraki Prefecture:

Bando (坂東市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Chikusei (筑西市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachi (日立市; -shi) is a city located on the Pacific Ocean in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... Hitachinaka (ひたちなか市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachiomiya (常陸大宮市 -shi) is a city located in north-west of Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachiōta (常陸太田市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hokota (鉾田町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Inashiki (稲敷市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ishioka (石岡市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Itako (潮来市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Josō (常総市 -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kamisu (神栖町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kasama (笠間市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kashima (鹿嶋市; -shi) is a port city located on the Pacific Ocean in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kasumigaura (かすみがうら市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kitaibaraki (北茨城市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Koga (古河市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... Moriya (守谷市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Naka (那珂町; -machi) is a town located in Naka District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Namegata 行方市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Omitama 小美玉市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ryūgasaki (龍ヶ崎市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sakuragawa City (桜川市; -shi) is a city formed on 1 October, 2005. ... Shimotsuma (下妻市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Takahagi (高萩市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Toride (取手市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsuchiura (土浦市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsukuba (Japanese: つくば市 Tsukuba-shi) is a planned city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... Tsukubamirai (Japanese: つくばみらい市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ushiku (牛久市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yūki (結城市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, 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. ...

  • Higashiibaraki District
Ibaraki
Oarai
Shirosato
Ami
Kawachi
Miho
Tone
Daigo
Tōkai
Goka
Sakai
Yachiyo

‡ Scheduled to be dissolved following mergers. Higashiibaraki (東茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ibaraki (茨城町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ōarai (大洗町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shirosato (城里町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Inashiki (稲敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ami (阿見町; -machi) is a town located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kawachi (河内町; -machi) is a town located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Miho (美浦村; -mura) is a village located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kitasouma (北相馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tone (利根町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasouma District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kuji District (久慈郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Daigo (大子町; -machi) is a town located in Kuji District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Naka (那珂郡; -gun) is a district of Ibaraki, Japan. ... Map of Tokai within the Ibaraki Prefecture Tōkai (東海村; -mura) is a village located in Naka District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sashima (猿島郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Goka (五霞町; -machi) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sakai (境町; -machi) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yūki (結城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yachiyo (八千代町; -machi) is a town located in Yūki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ...


Mergers

(as of March 27, 2006) is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • On November 1, 2004 the town of Jūō in the former Taga District merged into the neighboring city of Hitachi. As a result this merger the district ceased to exist.

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gozenyama (御前山村; -mura) is a village located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachiomiya (常陸大宮市 -shi) is a city located in north-west of Ibaraki, Japan. ... Higashiibaraki (東茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachiomiya (常陸大宮市 -shi) is a city located in north-west of Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ogawa, Ibaraki may refer to: Ogawa-machi, town in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki prefecture Ogawa-mura, village in Naka District, Ibaraki prefecture This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Naka (那珂郡; -gun) is a district of Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachiomiya (常陸大宮市 -shi) is a city located in north-west of Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... JÅ«ou (十王町; -machi) was a town located in Taga District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Taga (多賀郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachi (日立市; -shi) is a city located on the Pacific Ocean in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kuji District (久慈郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachiōta (常陸太田市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kanasagō (金砂郷町; -machi) was a town located in Kuji District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Satomi (里美村; -mura) is a village located in Kuji District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Suifu (水府村; -mura) is a village located in Kuji District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 21st 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. ... Urizura (瓜連町; -machi) is a town located in Naka District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Naka (那珂郡; -gun) is a district of Ibaraki, Japan. ... Naka (那珂町; -machi) is a town located in Naka District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 32nd 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. ... Jōhoku (常北町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Katsura (桂村; -mura) is a village located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Higashiibaraki (東茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Nanakai (七会村; -mura) is a village located in Nishiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Nishiibaraki (西茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shirosato (城里町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 32nd 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. ... Uchihara (内原町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Higashiibaraki (東茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... 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. ... Inashiki (稲敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Inashiki (稲敷市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Azuma (東町; -machi) is a town located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Edosaki (江戸崎町; -machi) is a town located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shintone (新利根町; -machi) is a town located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... 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. ... Sashima (猿島町; -machi) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sashima (猿島郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Iwai (岩井市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Bando (坂東市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th 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. ... Fujishiro (藤代町; -machi) is a town located in Kitasouma District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kitasouma (北相馬郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Toride (取手市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th 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. ... Akeno (明野町; -machi) is a town located in Makabe District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kyōwa (協和町; -machi) is a town located in Makabe District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sekijō (関城町; -machi) is a town located in Makabe District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Makabe (真壁郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shimodate (下館市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Chikusei (筑西市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th 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. ... Chiyoda (千代田町; -machi) is a town located in Niihari District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Niihari (新治郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kasumigaura (かすみがうら市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th 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. ... Hasaki (波崎町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kamisu (神栖町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kashima (鹿島郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kamisu (神栖町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th 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. ... Asou (麻生町; -machi) is a town located in Namegata District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kitaura (北浦町; -machi) is a town located in Namegata District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tamatsukuri (玉造町; -machi) is a town located in Namegata District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Namegata (行方郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Namegata 行方市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Namegata (行方郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th 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. ... Sanwa (三和町; -machi) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Souwa (総和町; -machi) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sashima (猿島郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Koga (古河市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Koga (古河市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, 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. ... Makabe (真壁郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Iwase (岩瀬町; -machi) is a town located in Nishiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Nishiibaraki (西茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Sakuragawa City (桜川市; -shi) is a city formed on 1 October, 2005. ... Makabe (真壁郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, 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. ... Yasato (八郷町; -machi) is a town located in Niihari District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Niihari (新治郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ishioka (石岡市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Ishioka (石岡市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th 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. ... Hokota (鉾田町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Asahi (旭村; -mura) is a village located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Taiyō (大洋村; -mura) is a village located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kashima (鹿島郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hokota (鉾田町; -machi) is a town located in Kashima District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kashima (鹿島郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chiyokawa (千代川村; -mura) is a village located in YÅ«ki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yūki (結城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shimotsuma (下妻市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shimotsuma (下妻市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ishige (石下町; -machi) is a town located in Yūki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yūki (結城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Josō (常総市 -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Niihari (新治村; -mura) is a village located in Niihari District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Niihari (新治郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsuchiura (土浦市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iwama (岩間町; -machi) is a small town located in Nishiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tomobe (友部町; -machi) was a town located in Nishiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Nishiibaraki (西茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Kasama (笠間市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Nishiibaraki (西茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ogawa, Ibaraki may refer to: Ogawa-machi, town in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki prefecture Ogawa-mura, village in Naka District, Ibaraki prefecture This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Minori (美野里町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Higashiibaraki (東茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tamari (玉里村; -mura) is a village located in Niihari District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Niihari (新治郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Omitama 小美玉市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Niihari (新治郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ina (伊奈町; -machi) is a town located in Tsukuba District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yawara (谷和原村; -mura) is a village located in Tsukuba District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsukuba (筑波郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsukubamirai (Japanese: つくばみらい市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Tsukuba (筑波郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ...

Future mergers

  • The town of Ibaraki from Higashiibaraki District is scheduled to merge into the city of Mito during December 2007.

Ibaraki (茨城町; -machi) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Higashiibaraki (東茨城郡; -gun) is a district located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Economy

Ibaraki's industries include energy, particularly nuclear energy, production, as well as chemical and precision machining industries. The Hitachi company was founded in the Ibaraki city of the same name. It has been suggested that Hitachi Works be merged into this article or section. ...


Demographics

Ibaraki's population is increasing modestly as the Greater Tokyo region spreads out. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Culture

Famous foods of Ibaraki include natto, of Mito, the watermelons produced in Kyowa (recently merged into Chikusei), and the chestnuts grown in the Nishiibaraki region. Natto eaten on top of rice is commonly stirred before consumption Nattō ) is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans, popular especially at breakfast. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... Kyōwa (協和町; -machi) is a town located in Makabe District, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Chikusei (筑西市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... This article is about the chestnut plant in the genus Castanea. ...


Ibaraki is famous for the martial art of Aikido which was founded by Ueshiba Morihei, also known as Osensei. Ueshiba spent the latter part of his life in the town of Iwama, now part of Kasama, and the Aiki Shrine and dojo he created remain there to this day. Aikido ), is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Morihei Ueshiba Morihei Ueshiba (植芝盛平 Ueshiba Morihei, December 14th, 1883 - April 26, 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of Aikido. ... Rice fields at Iwama Ofudosama purification cascade Main Street of Iwama Iwama is a small village located at 100 km North East of Tokyo, near the town of Mito, in the prefecture of Ibaraki. ... Kasama (笠間市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... In the early 1960s, Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba erected the Aiki Shrine in Iwama, Ibaragi Prefecture. ... A dojo ) is a Japanese term which literally means place of the Way. Initially, Dojo were adjunct to temples. ...


There are castle ruins in many cities, including Mito, Kasama, and Yuki. Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... Kasama (笠間市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Yūki (結城市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ...


Kasama is also famous for its Shinto and art culture. Kasama (笠間市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Shinto ) is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. ...


Politics

Ibaraki Prefectural Police Foreigner Campaign Poster

In a Japan times article on August 28, 2007 Activist Debito Arudou criticized the Ibaraki Prefectural Government over a poster, which, according to Arudou, scapegoated foreigners. The poster showed six Japanese police in riot gear pushing a lone foreigner to the ground. The poster carries writing telling Japanese to be on the lookout for foreigners violating their visa conditions; Arudou stated that it stigmatized foreigners in general.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Japan Times is one of the few independent English newspapers published in Japan: it mainly competes with English editions of the major dailies, such as the Daily Yomiuri and the Mainichi Daily News, as well as the International Herald Tribune. ... // Debito Arudou Debito Arudou ), a naturalized Japanese citizen, is a teacher, author and controversial activist. ...


Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Ibaraki.


Football (soccer)

Volleyball
Kashima Antlers ) is a J. League team. ... Kashima (鹿嶋市; -shi) is a port city located on the Pacific Ocean in Ibaraki, Japan. ... Mito HollyHock (Japanese: ) is a Japanese professional soccer (football) club, currently playing in the J-league Division 2. ... Mito (水戸市; -shi) is the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and has a central location, moderately offset towards the coast in that prefecture. ... Ryutu Keizai University F.C. ) are a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Prefecture. ... Ryūgasaki (龍ヶ崎市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ...

Club Name 日立佐和リヴァーレ Arena Hitachinaka city, Ibaraki, Japan. ... Hitachinaka (ひたちなか市; -shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan. ...

Tourism

Kairakuen Park (Kanji 偕楽園) is a Japanese garden, located in Mito. ... Mount Tsukuba (Tsukuba-san) is an 877 m (2,877 ft) mountain located near Tsukuba, Japan. ... Dojo inside Kashima Shrine Kashima Shrine (鹿島神宮 Kashima-jingū) is a shrine dedicated to the Shinto kami Takemikazuchi-no-mikoto (武甕槌大神), one of the patron deity of martial arts. ...

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

The prefecture is often mispronounced "Ibaragi". However, the correct pronunciation is "Ibaraki." According to the author of "Not Ibaragi, Ibaraki" (いばらぎじゃなくていばらき ibaragi ja nakute ibaraki) [1], this is most likely due to a mishearing of the softening of the 'k' sound in Ibaraki dialect. It is mispronounced to such a degree that it has nearly become standard.

See also: Nucular

It is also sometimes jokingly referred as part of "Chibaragi", a combination of Chiba, Ibaraki, and Tochigi together. (From a Tokyo metropolitan point of view, all three are sometimes disparagingly considered to be nondescript suburbs or empty countryside, thus indistinguishable.) Similarly, Tokyo suburbs Gunma and Saitama are jokingly called "Guntama" and especially "Dasaitama," dasai meaning "uncool." Nucular is a metathesis of the word nuclear which represents the NEW-cue-lerr ( IPA ) pronunciation of that word instead of the more commonly accepted pronunciation NUKE-lee-ar ( IPA ) This form is disapproved as it is considered as derived from a mispronunciation, although some dictionaries recognize it for its... Chiba Prefecture ) is located in the Greater Tokyo Area of Honshu Island, Japan. ... Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県 Tochigi-ken) is a located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Gunma redirects here. ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ...


References

  1. ^ http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070828zg.html

External links

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Cities
Bando | Chikusei | Hitachi | Hitachinaka | Hitachi-Omiya | Hitachiota | Hokota | Inashiki | Ishioka | Itako | Joso | Kamisu | Kasama | Kashima | Kasumigaura | Kitaibaraki | Koga | Mito (capital) | Moriya | Naka | Namegata | Omitama | Ryugasaki | Sakuragawa | Shimotsuma | Takahagi | Toride | Tsuchiura | Tsukuba | Tsukubamirai | Ushiku | Yūki
Districts
Higashiibaraki | Inashiki | Kitasouma | Kuji | Naka | Sashima | Yūki
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 36°14′N, 140°17′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


References

  1. ^ http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20070828zg.html

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Ibaraki Prefecture is well known throughout Japan as a hotbed of football activity, the town of Kashima in Ibaraki being home to the top J. League team, Kashima Antlers.
Ibaraki's knowledgeable fans are renowned for their devotion to football and their passion will be on full display when Ibaraki hosts three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup™.
Ibaraki's capital city of Mito developed during the Japanese feudal period as the regional base for the ruling Tokugawa clan and was home to a thriving community of scholars, craftsmen, and artisans.
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