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Sendai City
仙台市
Location of Sendai City
Sendai City's location in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
Location
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture
Physical characteristics
Area 788.09 km²
Population (as of 2005)
     Total 1,028,214
     Density 1305/km²
Symbols
Tree Japanese zelkova
Flower Japanese clover
Symbol of Sendai City
Symbol of Sendai City
Sendai City City Hall
Mayor Katsuhiko Umehara
Address 〒980-8671
Sendai-shi, Aoba-ku, Kokubun-cho 3-7-1
Phone number 022-261-1111
Official website: Sendai City

Sendai (仙台市 Sendai-shi?) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku (northeast) region. The city has a population of one million and is one of Japan's fourteen designated cities. The city was founded in 1600 by the daimyo Date Masamune, and is well known by its nickname, the "City of Trees" (杜の都 Mori no Miyako?). Altered from the Karakuwa-Miyagi. ... Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... 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 prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Binomial name Zelkova serrata (Thunb. ... A Phalaenopsis flower Rudbeckia fulgida A flower, (<Old French flo(u)r<Latin florem<flos), also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). ... in addition, it is an invasive plant species, which is killing the other prairie plants in areas such as GReat Falls in Maryland Species Lespedeza angustifolia Lespedeza bicolor Lespedeza buergeri Lespedeza capitata Lespedeza chinensis Lespedeza cyrtobotrya Lespedeza cyrtobuergeri Lespedeza davidii Lespedeza davurica Lespedeza hirta Lespedeza homoloba Lespedeza intermedia Lespedeza intermixta... Download high resolution version (615x616, 6 KB)Traced in Inkscape, edited in the GIMP. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits that uniquely indicates the network termination point. ... Satsuma-Sendai (薩摩川内市; -shi) is a city located in Kagoshima, Japan. ... A city ) is a local administrative unit in Japan. ... Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... A city designated by government ordinance, or Government Ordinance City (政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi) is a city of Japan that has a population greater than 500,000 and important economic and industrial functions, and that is considered a major city in Japan. ... 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

Although the Sendai area was inhabited as early as 20,000 years ago, the history of Sendai as a city begins from 1600, when the daimyo Date Masamune relocated to Sendai. 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Masamune was not happy with his previous stronghold, Iwadeyama. Iwadeyama was located to the north of his territories and was also difficult to access from Edo (modern-day Tokyo). Sendai was an ideal location, placed in the center of Masamune's newly defined territories, upon a major road from Edo, and near the sea. Tokugawa Ieyasu gave Masamune permission to build a new castle in Aobayama, Sendai after the Battle of Sekigahara. Aobayama was the location of a castle used by the previous ruler of the Sendai area. Iwadeyama (&#23721;&#20986;&#23665;&#30010;; -machi) is a town located in Tamatsukuri District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Edo (Japanese: , literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest This is a Japanese name; the family name is Tokugawa Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu) January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until... Combatants Forces loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori Forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu Commanders Ishida Mitsunari, Mōri Terumoto, others Tokugawa Ieyasu, others Strength 81,890[] 88,888[] Casualties At least 40,000 dead Unknown; but moderate The Battle of Sekigahara ), popularly known as the Realm Divide ), was a decisive battle on October...


At this time, Sendai was written as 千代 (literally means "a thousand generations"), because a temple with a thousand Buddha statues (千体 sentai?) used to be located in Aobayama. Masamune changed the kanji to 仙臺, which later became 仙台 (literally means "hermit on a platform"). The kanji was taken from a Chinese poem that praised a palace created by the Emperor Wen of Han China, comparing it to a mythical palace in the Kunlun Mountains. It is said that Masamune chose this kanji so the castle would prosper as long as a mountain inhabited by an immortal hermit. 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 Arabic numerals. ... Emperor Wen of Han (202 BC&#8211;157 BC) was an emperor of the Han Dynasty in China. ... Region containing Kunlun Mountains The Kunlun mountain range (&#23825;&#23833;&#23665;) is one of the longest mountain chains in Asia, extending more than 3000 km. ...


Masamune ordered the construction of Sendai Castle in December 1600 and the construction of the town of Sendai in 1601. The grid plan roads in present-day central Sendai are based upon his plans. 1600 was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events February 8 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Elizabeth I of England - revolt is quickly crushed February 25 - Robert Devereux beheaded Jesuit Matteo Ricci arrives in China Bad harvest in Russia due to rainy summer Dutch troops drive Portuguese from Málaga Battle of Kinsale, Ireland Births... A simple grid plan road map (Windermere, Florida). ...

Downtown Sendai from the nearby Atago shrine
Downtown Sendai from the nearby Atago shrine

Sendai was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1889, as a result of the abolition of the han system. At the time of incorporation, the city's area was 17.45 km² and its population was 86,000. However, the city grew through seven annexations that occurred from 1928 to 1988. The City became a designated city on April 1, 1989. The city's population exceeded one million in 1999. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 348 KB) Sendai view from Atago Shrine. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 348 KB) Sendai view from Atago Shrine. ... It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Occurring in 1871, the abolition of the han system and establishment of the prefecture system (&#24259;&#34281;&#32622;&#30476;, haihan-chiken; hai abolish + han + chi set down + ken prefecture) was an act to replace the traditional han system and introduce new local government. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A city designated by government ordinance, or Government Ordinance City (政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi) is a city of Japan that has a population greater than 500,000 and important economic and industrial functions, and that is considered a major city in Japan. ... It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Sendai became known as The City of Trees at least before World War II. This was because the Sendai han encouraged residents to plant trees in their yards. As a result, many houses, temples, and shrines in central Sendai had household forests (屋敷林 yashikirin?), which were used as resources for wood and other everyday materials. Air raids during World War II destroyed much of the greenery, and more was lost during the post-war rehabilitation and growth. Sendai is still well known as The City of Trees, but this is mainly because of massive efforts to restore greenery in the city. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Han ) were the fiefs of feudal clans of Japan that were created by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and existed until their abolition in 1871, three years after the Meiji Restoration. ...


Geography

The Hirose-gawa River, seen from the Otamaya-bashi Bridge.
The Hirose-gawa River, seen from the Otamaya-bashi Bridge.

Sendai is located at lat. 38°16'05" north, long. 140°52'11" east. The city's area is 788.09 km², and stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Ōu Mountains, which are the east and west borders of Miyagi Prefecture. As a result, the city's geography is quite diverse. Eastern Sendai is a plains area, the center of the city is hilly, and western areas are mountainous. The highest point in the city is Mt. Funagata which stands 1,500 m over sea level. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 323 KB)Image of the Hirose-gawa River in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 323 KB)Image of the Hirose-gawa River in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... The ÅŒu Mountains ) are a mountain range in the Tōhoku region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Funagata volcano (船形火山) is a stratovolcano that consists of several different mountains. ...


The Hirose-gawa River flows 45 km through Sendai. The river is well-known as a symbol of Sendai, especially because it appears in the lyrics of Aobajō Koiuta (青葉城恋唄; literally, The Aoba Castle Love Song), a popular song sung by Sato Muneyuki. Sendai castle was built close to the river, intending to use it as a natural moat. The river frequently flooded until the 1950s, but dams and levees constructed in the 1960s and 1970s have made such floods rare. The river is now known for its exceptionally clean water and natural beauty, and was selected by Japan's Environment Agency as one of Japan's 100 Great Waters.


Most mountains in Sendai are dormant volcanoes, much older than the more famous Zaō and Narugo volcanoes in nearby municipalities. However, many hot springs can be found in the city, indicating hydrothermal activity. The Miyagi Oki earthquake occurs offshore Sendai once every 25 to 40 years. The 2005 Miyagi earthquake, which occurred on August 16, 2005 had an epicenter close to the Miyagi Oki earthquake area. However, the Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion concluded that it was not the Miyagi Oki earthquake, saying "...the recent event is not thought to be this earthquake. This is because the magnitude of the earthquake was small, and the source area, which was estimated from the aftershock distribution and seismic waves, did not cover the whole expected source region. Although, the recent event ruptured a part of the focal region of the expected earthquake." The Okama Crater Lake in early spring Mount Zaō (蔵王山 Zaō-san) is a mountain on the border between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. ... Narugo volcano (鳴子火山) is a stratovolcano located in Naruko, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57°F or... Hydrothermal circulation in the oceans is the passage of the water through mid-ocean Ridge (MOR) systems. ... An earthquake is the result from the sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... The 2005 Miyagi earthquake was a powerful earthquake that struck the east coast of the Japanese island of Honshu at 11. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Climate

Average temperature and precipitation in Sendai.
Average temperature and precipitation in Sendai.

Sendai is situated in a temperate climate zone and has a moderate climate. The city's average temperature is 12.1°C (53.8°F) and its average annual precipitation is 1,241.8 mm. The highest recorded temperature in the city is 36.8°C (98.2°F), and the lowest recorded temperature is -11.7°C (10.9°F). The average year has 16.8 days with a high temperature over 30°C and only 2.2 days with a low temperature below 0°C, which is smaller compared to other major Japanese cities. The city is rarely hit by typhoons, and experiences only 6 days with more than 10 cm of snowfall in the average year. Sendai's rainy season usually begins in late June to early July, which is later than most cities in Japan. Image File history File links Sendai_Climate. ... Image File history File links Sendai_Climate. ... In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... The wet season is a term commonly used when describing the weather in the tropics. ...


Demographics

As of 2005, the city has an estimated population of 1,028,214 and a density of 1,304.69 persons per km². The city's total area is 788.09 km². Most people in the city live in urban areas close to train and subway stations. The 2000 National Census revealed that 88.5% of the city's population (892,252 people) live in a 129.69 km² area, which is 16.6% of the city's total area. The population density in this area is 6,879.9 persons per km², which is more than 5 times higher than the city's population density at that time, 1,286.6 persons per km². Approximately 10,000 people in Sendai are non-Japanese citizens. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ...


Sendai has 444,514 households as of 2005. The average household has approximately 2.31 members. The average household is becoming smaller every year, because single-member households are increasing. Sendai has many people in their early 50s and in their 20s and early 30s compared to other age groups. This is a result of the first and second baby boom in Japan, and the presence of many young students that study in Sendai. The average age in Sendai is 38.4, which makes the city one of the youngest major cities in Japan. The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Wards

Sendai has five wards ("ku"), which were created when it became a designated city in 1989. The city consciously avoided names that included directions (e.g., north 北, center 中央) when it chose names for the new wards. A ku (&#21306;), translated as ward, is a district in a large Japanese city. ... A city designated by government ordinance, or Government Ordinance City (政令指定都市 seirei shitei toshi or 政令市 seirei shi) is a city of Japan that has a population greater than 500,000 and important economic and industrial functions, and that is considered a major city in Japan. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Aoba-ku
  • Izumi-ku
  • Miyagino-ku
  • Taihaku-ku
  • Wakabayashi-ku

Aoba-ku is in the heart of Sendai. ... Izumi-ku is the northernmost ward of Sendai. ... Miyagino-ku (宮城野区) is a ward located in Sendai in Miyagi, Japan. ... Taihaku-ku (太白区) is a ward located in Sendai in Miyagi, Japan. ... Wakabayashi-ku (若林区) is a ward located in Sendai in Miyagi, Japan. ...

Politics

Sendai City Hall.
Sendai City Hall.

Sendai's political system is similar to other cities in Japan, because the Local Autonomy Law makes all municipalities uniform in terms of organization and power. However, Sendai is a designated city, so it has the same jurisdiction as prefectures in some areas. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 594 KB)Image of Sendai City Hall in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 594 KB)Image of Sendai City Hall in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... The Local Autonomy Law (地方自治法 Chihō-jichi-hō) of Japan was passed as Law No. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect. ...


Sendai's local government is essentially a mayor-council government with a strong mayor system. The mayor is elected from a citywide election. Sendai City Assembly members are elected from 5 elective districts, which correspond to the city's 5 wards. The number of assembly members allocated to each ward is based upon population. As of May 2005, the city has 60 assembly members; 17 from Aoba Ward, 11 from Miyagino, 8 from Wakabayashi, 13 from Taihaku, and 11 from Izumi. The City Assembly elects an Assembly Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Sendai has two vice mayors, which are not elected by the populace. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


Sendai is known to be a relatively liberal area, which tends to favor the Democratic Party in national elections. The Democratic Party of Japan ) is a liberal party in Japan. ...


Economy

Sendai is the center of the Tōhoku region's economy, and is the base of the region's logistics and transportation. The city's economy heavily relies upon retail and services – the two industries provide approximately two thirds of the employment and close to half of the establishments. Look up Logistics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... This box:      The tertiary sector of industry (also known as the service sector or the service industry) is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing), and primary industry (extraction such as mining, agriculture and fishing). ...


Sendai is frequently called a branch office economy, because very few major companies are headquartered in the city. Various authorities are cooperating to alleviate this problem, primarily by encouraging high-tech ventures from Tohoku University, which is well-known for its science and engineering departments. Several high-profile projects, such as the Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Center, have emerged from these attempts, but tangible results in the city's economy and employment are yet to be seen. Tohoku University (東北大学; Tōhoku Daigaku, abbreviated as 東北大 Tōhokudai), located in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region, is one of Japans most prestigious national universities. ...


Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., a major regional supplier of electric power, has its headquarters in Sendai. For delivered electrical power, see Electrical power industry. ...


Transportation

JR Sendai Station.
JR Sendai Station.

JR Sendai Station is the center of transportation in the city. The station is served by eight JR lines and is a major station for the Tōhoku and Akita Shinkansen lines. An underground passage connects the station to the Sendai City Subway Line. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1224, 469 KB) Sendai train station in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1224, 469 KB) Sendai train station in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi. ... Yamanote Line, Tokyo JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo, Japan Above Yurakucho in Tokyo East Japan Railway Company (東日本旅客鉄道 Higashi-Nihon Ryokyaku Tetsudo or JR東日本; JR Higashi-Nihon) (TYO: 9020) is a Japanese private railroad company, the largest passenger railway company in the world and one of the seven JR companies. ... Sendai Station Sendai Station (&#20185;&#21488;&#39365;) is the major railway hub of the Tohoku region in Japan, serving more passangers than any station outside Greater Tokyo Area. ... Tōhoku Shinkansen route Tōhoku Shinkansen (東北新幹線) is a high-speed rail line, connecting Tokyo with Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture for a total length of 593 km, Japans longest Shinkansen line. ... Komachi at Omagari station. ... The Sendai City Subway Line (or Sendai City Underground Namboku Line as its officially known as) (仙台市営地下鉄南北線) is a subway line in Sendai connecting Izumi-chou Station in Izumi Ward, Sendai, with Tomizawa Station in Taihaku Ward, Sendai. ...


Sendai has a North-South subway line, one of the most expensive in Japan with a basic fare starting at 200 yen. The city is starting the construction of an East-West line, scheduled for completion in 2015. The East-West line has been criticized for being excessively costly, based upon extremely optimistic estimates, and hostile to the natural environment. Proponents maintain that the new subway line is necessary to prevent urban sprawl, will decrease the city's environmental load by encouraging use of public transportation, and is based upon adequate estimates. Sendai citizen (仙台市民 Sendai Shimin?) Ombudsman has filed a suit against the Mayor of Sendai to prevent construction fees from becoming approved. The suit is pending at the Sendai district courts. The Sendai City Subway Line (or Sendai City Underground Namboku Line as its officially known as) (仙台市営地下鉄南北線) is a subway line in Sendai connecting Izumi-chou Station in Izumi Ward, Sendai, with Tomizawa Station in Taihaku Ward, Sendai. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl), a term with pejorative implication, refers to the unplanned, rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ...


The city is served by Sendai Airport, which has international flights to several countries, and Sendai Port. Contrary to the name, the Sendai International Airport terminal is actually south of the city in neighboring Natori, and the 3000 metre main runway straddles the border between Natori and Iwanuma while a 1200 metre diagonal runway is located entirely within Iwanuma. A rail link to Sendai began service on March 18, 2007. Sendai Airport (&#20185;&#21488;&#31354;&#28207;) is an airport in Natori (near Sendai) ,Japan. ... Natori (名取市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ...


Sendai is surrounded by a network of highways. The Tōhoku Expressway runs north-south through western Sendai, and is interconnected to other highways, such as the Sendai Nambu Road, Sendai Tobu Road, Sanriku Expressway (Sendai-Matsushima Road), and Sendai Hokubu Road. Route of Tōhoku Expressway and Hachinohe Expressway The Tōhoku Expressway ) is a divided highway in Japan. ...


Train stations

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Nagamachi Subway Station Nagamachi Station (長町駅) is a station on the Sendai City Subway Line, and on JR Easts Jōban Line and Tōhoku Main Line in Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. ... Sendai Station Sendai Station (&#20185;&#21488;&#39365;) is the major railway hub of the Tohoku region in Japan, serving more passangers than any station outside Greater Tokyo Area. ... Higashi-Sendai Station (東仙台駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Iwakiri Station (岩切駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... The Jōban Line (常磐線) is a rail line in Japan and is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) system. ... Minami-Sendai Station (南仙台駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Nagamachi Subway Station Nagamachi Station (長町駅) is a station on the Sendai City Subway Line, and on JR Easts Jōban Line and Tōhoku Main Line in Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. ... 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Rikuzen-Ochiai Station (陸前落合駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Ayashi Station (愛子駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Rikuzen-Shirasawa Station (陸前白沢駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Kumagane Station (熊ヶ根駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Nishi-Sendai Hi-Land Station (西仙台ハイランド駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Sakunami Station (作並駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Yatsumori Station (八ツ森駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Okunikkawa Station (奥新川駅) is a JR East railway station located in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... The Senseki Line (仙石線) is a rail line in Japan. ... Aoba-dōri Station Aoba-dōri Station (あおば通) is located on the JR Senseki Line in Aoba-ku District in Sendai, Miyagi. ... Sendai Station Sendai Station (&#20185;&#21488;&#39365;) is the major railway hub of the Tohoku region in Japan, serving more passangers than any station outside Greater Tokyo Area. ... Tsutsujigaoka Station ) is a JR East railway station located in Miyagino-ku in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. ... Miyaginohara Station, the Baseball Station Miyaginohara Station ) is a JR East railway station located in Miyagino-ku in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. ... Rikuzen-Haranomachi Station Rikuzen-Haranomachi Station (陸前原ノ町駅) is located on the JR Senseki Line in Miyagino-ku District in Sendai, Miyagi. ... Nigatake Station ) is a JR East railway station located in Miyagino-ku in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kozurushinden Station ) is a JR East railway station located in Miyagino-ku in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. ... 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Culture

Festivals

The Sendai Tanabata Festival.
The Sendai Tanabata Festival.

The most famous festival in Sendai is the Sendai Tanabata Festival, which attracts more than 2 million visitors every year and is the largest Tanabata Festival in Japan. The festival is relatively quiet compared to other traditional Japanese festivals, because its main attractions are the intricate Tanabata decorations. The Aoba Matsuri Festival follows more typical Japanese festival traditions, with a mikoshi, floats, a samurai parade, and traditional dancing. Local people burn their New Year decorations and pray for health in the new year during the Dontosai Festival, the oldest festival in Miyagi Prefecture. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (720x960, 507 KB)Image of Tanabata decorations, photographed during the Sendai Tanabata Festival, held at Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (720x960, 507 KB)Image of Tanabata decorations, photographed during the Sendai Tanabata Festival, held at Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Stalls selling food or toys are a familiar sight at festivals throughout Japan. ... People dressed in yukata at Tanabata Tanabata ), meaning Seven Evenings) is a Japanese star festival, derived from Obon traditions and the Chinese star festival, Qi Xi. ... This mikoshi enshrines Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Toshogu in Nikko A mikoshi (神輿、みこし) is a portable Shinto shrine that serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities. ... A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. ... The kadomatsu is a traditional decoration for the new year holiday. ...


Various contemporary festivals also take place in Sendai, such as the Jōzenji Streetjazz Festival, the Michinoku Yosakoi Festival, and the Sendai Pageant of Starlights. The Jōzenji Streetjazz Festival is one of the largest amateur music festivals in Japan, with more than 500 groups participating in recent years. It began as a jazz festival in 1991, but soon began to accept applications from all genres. The festival is called a "Streetjazz" festival to indicate this fact. The Michinoku Yosakoi festival is a dance festival, derived from the Yosakoi Festival that takes place in Kochi. Trees in downtown Sendai are decorated with lights during the Sendai Pageant of Starlights. The event provided the idea for the Festival of Lights annually held in Riverside, Sendai's sister city. The festival has been criticized from environmentalists for its liberal use of electricity and the damage it causes to trees. Jazz is a style of music which originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States at around the start of the 20th century. ... A performer at the 2006 Yosakoi Festival in Harajuku, Japan Two performers at the 2006 Yosakoi Festival in Harajuku, Japan Yosakoi (よさこい) is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as; musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Yosakoi. ... Kōchi (高知市 Kōchi-shi) is the capital city of Kochi on the Shikoku island of Japan. ... Nickname: The City of Trees Location in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ...


Sports

Although the Lotte Orions briefly used Sendai as a temporary home for the franchise from 1973 to 1977, the city was largely ignored by professional sports until 1994. In that year, the Tohoku Electric Power football team was changed into a club team, Brummel Sendai, with the goal of eventually promoting the team into the J. League. The team achieved this goal when the J. League expanded in 1999 with the creation of a second division. The name of the team was simultaneously changed to Vegalta Sendai. Although the team has not been performing well in recent years, it is known for being exceptionally well supported by its fans. The Chiba Lotte Marines ) are a professional baseball team in Japans Pacific League. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Japan Professional Football League ), or J.LEAGUE ), is the top professional football (soccer) league in Japan and one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Vegalta Sendai (Japanese: &#12505;&#12460;&#12523;&#12479;&#20185;&#21488;) is a Japanese professional soccer (football) club, currently playing in the J-league Division 2. ...


In 2005, the number of professional sports teams based in Sendai suddenly increased to three. The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles was introduced as a new Pacific League baseball franchise after widely publicized turmoil involving the merger of the Kintetsu Buffaloes and the Orix Blue Wave developed into the first strike in Nippon Professional Baseball. Additionally, the Basketball Japan League, which began its innaugural season in November 2005, included the Sendai 89ers among its first six teams. The 89ers are still relatively unknown, even to natives of Sendai. The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス) is a baseball team founded in 2004 to begin play in 2005 in the Japanese Pacific League. ... The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League). ... The Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (ja: 大阪近鉄バファローズ) was a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Osaka, Japan, which were in the Pacific League. ... The Orix BlueWave (&#12458;&#12522;&#12483;&#12463;&#12473;&#12502;&#12523;&#12540;&#12454;&#12455;&#12540;&#12502;) is a baseball team in K&#333;be, Japan, that plays in the Pacific League. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ...


Annual sporting events include the Sendai Cup, an international football tournament for U-18 teams, and the Sendai International Half Marathon. Various sporting venues can be found in Sendai, such as Sendai Stadium, Fullcast Stadium Miyagi, Sendai City Gymnasium, Izumigatake Ski Resort, Izumi Kogen Spring Valley Ski Resort, Sendai Highland, and Shellcom Sendai. The city is also known as the origin of figure skating in Japan, and 2006 Olympic gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa trained in Sendai as she was growing up. Tohoku Fukushi University and Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School are well known for strong sports programs, the latter for baseball. In athletics, a half marathon is a race over half the distance of a marathon, i. ... Sendai stadium in Sendai City, northern Japan, is a soccer stadium with a capacity of 19,700. ... Fullcast Stadium Miyagi is a stadium in Sendai, Japan. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Shizuka Arakawa (荒川 静香 Arakawa Shizuka, born December 29, 1981) is a Japanese figure skater who won the gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in the Ladies Singles event in Turin, Italy on February 23, 2006, and the 2004 World Figure Skating Championship. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tohoku University. ... Hanshin Kōshien Stadium during the 1992 Kōshien tournament View from the Alps stands In Japan, high school baseball (高校野球: kōkō yakyū) generally refers to baseball tournaments played by high schools nationwide culminating at a final tournament at Hanshin Kōshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. ...


In 2006, Sendai hosted some games of the Basketball World Championship 2006. Official logo The 2006 Basketball World Championship will be hosted by Japan in August and September 2006. ...


Museums

A sculpture commissioned through the City of Sculptures project.
A sculpture commissioned through the City of Sculptures project.

The Sendai City Museum displays various artifacts related to the Date family and the history of Sendai. Date Masamune's famous suit of armor and artifacts related to Hasekura Tsunenaga's visit to Rome are sometimes on display. Other historical artifacts can be seen in various temples and museums in the city, such as the Zuihoden Mausoleum. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 717 KB)Image of Jozenji-dori Avenue in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 717 KB)Image of Jozenji-dori Avenue in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... The Sendai City Museum. ... Itinerary and dates of the travels of Hasekura Tsunenaga Hasekura Rokuemon Tsunenaga (1571–1622) (Japanese: 支倉六右衛門常長, also spelled Faxecura Rocuyemon in period European sources, reflecting the contemporary pronunciation of Japanese[1]) was a Japanese samurai and retainer of Date Masamune, the daimyo of Sendai. ...


The Miyagi Museum of Art is Sendai's largest art museum. A total of 24 sculptures have been installed in various public locations in Sendai through its City of Sculptures project. The Tohoku University Museum of Natural History is the city's primary science museum, while the Sendai Children's Space Museum and the Sendai Science Museum mainly target children. Sendai is also home to various museums that deal with more specific topics, such as the Sendai Literature Museum, the Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum, and the Sendai Streetcar Museum.


The Tomizawa site museum in the southern part of the city preserves a fossilized forest where the remains of human habitation from 20,000 years ago can be seen. As well as the preserved forest itself, there is an exhibition on the lives of the people who dwelt there. Information is in Japanese and English. [1]


Historical sites

Sendai is home to various historical sites related to the Date family. The ruins of Sendai Castle are located close to downtown in Mt. Aoba, which also gives a panoramic view of the city. The Zuihoden Mausoleum is the grave of Date Masamune, and also is home to artifacts related to the Date Family. It is located on a hill called Kyogamine, which is the traditional resting place for members of the Date family. The Ōsaki Hachiman Shrine, built in 1607 by Date Masamune, is designated as a national treasure.


Newer historical sites include the former home of Doi Bansui, a famous lyricist, and a monument at Sendai City Museum that commemorates the Chinese writer Lu Xun. Another statue of Lu Xun can be found in the Tohoku University Katahira Campus, where Lu Xun studied medical science. Older historical sites include the Tōmizuka Tomb, a historical tomb that dates back to the late 4th century or early 5th century, and the Tomizawa Preserved Forest site, where the excavated remains of stone age human settlement (Upper Palaeolithic - roughly 20,000 years ago) have been protected by a large museum structure built in 1996. Lu Xun (pinyin, Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Lu Hsün (Wade-Giles), pen name of Zhou Shuren (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chou Shu-jen) (September 25, 1881 – October 19, 1936) is one of the major Chinese writers of the 20th century. ...


Natural sites

Western Sendai is home to many sites of natural beauty, much of them found around Akiu and Sakunami, which are both hot spring resorts. Sites around the Akiu area include the Akiu Otaki Falls, sometimes counted as one of Japan's three great waterfalls, and the Rairai Gorge, known for its autumn colors. The Futakuchi Gorge contains several waterfalls that have been designated as natural monuments and the Banji Cliffs, an example of columnar basalt. 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. ... Basalt Basalt (IPA: ) is a common gray to black volcanic rock. ...


The Sakunami area is also known for its natural beauty, with cherry blossoms in the spring, and beautiful colors in the autumn. The nearby Hōmei Shijuhachi Taki Falls is the name of various waterfalls found in the higher reaches of the Hirosegawa River. The origins of the name "Hōmei" (鳳鳴; literally, Chinese phoenix cry) is said to be because ancient people said the sound of the waterfalls was similar to the legendary bird's call. “Cherry Blossom” redirects here. ... Fenghuang sculpture, Nanning city, Guangxi, China. ...


Many places close to downtown Sendai are full of nature. The Tatsunokuchi Gorge offers a breathtaking view, petrified wood can be found next to the nearby Otamaya-bashi bridge, and many locals enjoy cherry blossoms at Nishi park and Tsutsujigaoka park. The Hirose-gawa River and the Gamo Tideland are both home to diverse wildlife. Sendai City Hall has created a list of 100 places in the city with beautiful greenery and nature (in Japanese). Petrified log at the Petrified Forest National Park A petrified tree from California Petrified wood is a type of fossil: it consists of fossil wood where all the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the wood. ...


Specialties and crafts

Sendai is the origin of several foods, including gyutan (牛タン, cow tongue, usually grilled), hiyashi chūka (cold Chinese noodles), and robatayaki (Japanese-style barbecue). However, robatayaki was later introduced to Kushiro, which developed and popularized the dish. As a result, many people believe Kushiro is the origin of Robatayaki. Zundamochi (ずんだ餅, mochi balls with sweet, bright green edamame paste), and sasakamaboko (笹かまぼこ, kamaboko shaped like bamboo leaves) are also considered to be Sendai specialties. Sendai is also known for good sashimi, sushi, and sake. This is because Sendai is near to several major fishing ports, such as Kesennuma, Ishinomaki, and Shiogama, and the fact that Miyagi Prefecture is a major producer of rice. Although Sendai is often said to be the origin of conveyor belt sushi, it was actually created in Osaka. However, the first conveyor belt sushi store in eastern Japan opened in Sendai. Gyutan (牛タン), is a Japanese cuisine that is made from grilled beef tongue. ... Kushiro (釧路市; Kushiroshi) is a city located in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. ... Rice Cake Pounding mochi in an usu Making mochi with a modern piece of equipment Mochi (Japanese ) is the Japanese variant of Chinese rice cake, which, like its Chinese origin, is made of glutinous rice, pounded into paste and molded into shape; however, unlike the Chinese variety, it is molded... Bold textMason Struthers (Japanese Kanji: ?) is a variety of Japanese processed seafood products, called surimi, in which various white fish are pureed, formed into distinctive loaves, and then steamed until fully cooked and firm in texture. ... Assorted sashimi Sashimi (Japanese: ) is a Japanese delicacy primarily consisting of very fresh raw seafoods, thinly sliced into pieces about 2. ... Front row, left to right: uramaki roll, inarizushi, and nigiri (two kinds). ... Sake barrels at Itsukushima Shrine. ... Iwasaki Blowhole, in southern Kesennuma Kesennuma (気仙沼市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Ishinomaki (石巻市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Shiogama (塩竈市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa The planting of rice is often a labour-intensive process Terrace of paddy fields in Yunnan Province, southern China. ... A conveyor belt sushi restaurant. ... Osaka Castle (ÅŒsaka-jō) Location in Japan Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyukan) Osaka railway station The Osaka Tower (TsÅ«tenkaku) Osaka City   listen? (大阪市; ÅŒsaka-shi) is the third-largest city in Japan, with a population of 2. ...


Many crafts from Sendai were originally created under the influence of the Date family during the Edo period. Examples are Sendai Hira, a hand woven silk fabric, Tsutsumiyaki pottery, and Yanagiu Washi paper. However, some crafts, such as umoregi zaiku (crafts created from fossil wood) were developed by low-ranking Samurai who needed side jobs to survive. Kokeshi dolls were popularized by hot spring resorts that sold them as gifts. Some relatively recent developments include Sendai Tsuishu lacquerware and Tamamushinuri lacquerware, both which were developed after the Meiji Restoration. The following text needs to be harmonized with text in the article History of Japan#Edo Period. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ... The Sugiharagami (杉原紙), a kind of Washi Washi (和紙) or Wagami is a type of paper made in Japan. ... Kokeshi dolls Kokeshi (jap. ... In a general sense, lacquer is a clear or coloured coating, that dries by solvent evaporation only and that produces a hard, durable finish that can be polished to a very high gloss, and gives the illusion of depth. ... The Meiji Restoration ), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution, or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to enormous changes in Japans political and social structure. ...


Churches

There are several Christian Churches in Sendai. Most central among churches where English is spoken are Mototerakoji Catholic Church (022-222-5507), within walking distance of Sendai Station (lat/lon: 38.2636, 140.8782); and the Evangelical Sendai English Fellowship (022-279-6625), which meets in a Baptist church right next to Kita Yobancho subway station (Exit N2).


Other sites

Sendai Mediatheque, a building designed by Toyo Ito.
Sendai Mediatheque, a building designed by Toyo Ito.

Sendai Mediatheque is a multipurpose facility that houses the city library, galleries, and film studio facilities open for use by the general public. The building was designed by Toyo Ito and is known for its innovative architecture. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 526 KB)Image of Sendai Mediatheque, a building in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 526 KB)Image of Sendai Mediatheque, a building in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Sendai Mediatheque, a building in Sendai designed by Toyo Ito Toyo Ito (伊東豊雄, Itō Toyoo; 1941-) is considered one of the worlds most innovative and influential architects (Designboom). ... Sendai Mediatheque, a building in Sendai designed by Toyo Ito Toyo Ito (伊東豊雄, Itō Toyoo; 1941-) is considered one of the worlds most innovative and influential architects (Designboom). ...


The AER Building, the Miyagi Prefectural Office, and the SS30 Building are all relatively high buildings in downtown Sendai that offer panoramic views. The Sendai Daikannon is an approximately 100 meter high Kannon statue. The statue was built during Japan's bubble economy by a now defunct company. Although it is possible to enjoy a panoramic view from the statue, it is disliked by many locals, partially because it looks rather out of place in the middle of a residential district, and partially because most people see the statue as a symbol of greed, not faith. Kuan Yin (觀音; Pinyin: Guān Yīn) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. ... Currier & Ives print on economic bubbles, 1875. ...


Education

Sendai is sometimes called an "Academic City" (学都; gakuto) because the city has many universities compared to its population. Tohoku University is the center of the city's higher education. Tohoku University is known in Japan to be the leader in the field of material science. Recipient of the 2002 Nobel prize in chemistry, Koichi Tanaka graduated with a bachelor's degree from Tohoku University The university was one of the nine Japanese imperial universities and was ranked as the best Asian multi-disciplinary university in a 1999 Asiaweek survey. Also it was the first University to accept female students as well as foreign students in Japan. Tohoku University (東北大学; Tōhoku Daigaku, abbreviated as 東北大 Tōhokudai), located in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region, is one of Japans most prestigious national universities. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awards in physics, chemistry, literature, peace, physiology or medicine. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Koichi Tanaka (田中 耕一, born August 3, 1959) is a Japanese scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002 for developing a novel method for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Another of Sendai's universities is Tohoku Gakuin University. Also in the city are Sendai Shirayuri Women's College, Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College, Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, a campus of Miyagi University, Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Miyagi University of Education, Tohoku Fukushi University, and Miyagi Agriculture College. Tohoku Gakuin University ) is a private university in Sendai, Japan. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tohoku University. ...


Sister and Friendship cities

International sister and friendship cities

Sendai has a long history of international sister city relationships. Its affiliation with Riverside, California on March 9, 1957 is the second oldest sister city in Japan. For the 1997 film, see Twin Town Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Nickname: The City of Trees Location in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

    External links

    • "Japan's other research hub" (NatureJobs.com)
    • "Spotlight on Sendai" (NatureJobs.com)
    • "Sendai Pageant of Starlight video in Santatelevision.com"
    • Sendai travel guide from Wikitravel
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    Sendai (仙台市; -shi) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan and the largest city in the Tohoku region.
    Although the Sendai area was inhabited as early as 20,000 years ago, the history of Sendai as a city begins from 1600, when the daimyo Date Masamune relocated to Sendai.
    Sendai was incorporated as a city on April 1, 1889, as a result of the abolition of the Han system.
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    See Sendai (disambiguation) for other places whose name is Sendai
    Sendai (仙台市; -shi) is the capital city located in Miyagi.
    As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 1,020,676 and the density of 1,302.65 persons per km².
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