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Encyclopedia > Katsushika, Tokyo

Katsushika (葛飾区; ku) is a special ward located in northeast Tokyo, Japan. It is known in Japanese popular culture as the locale of both the world's longest-running film series, the Otoko wa tsurai yo series starring Kiyoshi Atsumi as Tora-san, and the world's longest-running manga series, Kochikame.


The Shibamata Taishaku-ten Nichiren Buddhist temple is in Katsushika.


As of 2003, the ward has an estimated population of 426,403 and a density of 12,238.89 persons per kmē. The total area is 34.84 kmē.


The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.


External links

  • Official website (http://www.city.katsushika.tokyo.jp/) in Japanese
  Tokyo Metropolis
Wards
Adachi | Arakawa | Bunkyo | Chiyoda | Chuo | Edogawa | Itabashi | Katsushika | Kita | Koto | Meguro | Minato | Nakano | Nerima | Ota | Setagaya | Shibuya | Shinagawa | Shinjuku (capital) | Suginami | Sumida | Toshima | Taito
Cities
Akiruno | Akigawa (present Akiruno) | Akishima | Chofu | Fuchu | Fussa | Hachioji | Hamura | Higashikurume | Higashimurayama | Higashiyamato | Hino | Hoya (present Nishi-tokyo) | Inagi | Kiyose | Kodaira | Koganei | Kokubunji | Komae | Kunitachi | Machida | Mitaka | Musashimurayama | Musashino | Nishi-tokyo | Ome | Tachikawa | Tama | Tanashi (present Nishi-tokyo)
Districts and Sub-prefectures
Nishitama district | Hachijo sub-prefecture | Miyake sub-prefecture | Ogasawara sub-prefecture | Oshima sub-prefecture

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