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The Sumida River flowing through Adachi, Tokyo
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The Sumida River flowing through Adachi, Tokyo

The Sumida River (隅田川, Sumida-gawa) is a river which flows through Tokyo, Japan. It branches from the Arakawa River at Iwabuchi and flows into Tokyo Bay. Its tributaries include the Kanda and Shakuji rivers. Adachi (足立区; -ku) is a special ward located in the northern part of Tokyo, Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Jump to: navigation, search Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ... Arakawa (Japanese: 荒川区; -ku) is a special ward located in Japan. ... Tokyo Bay from space, October 1993 Map of Tokyo Bay, 1917 Tokyo Bay (東京湾; Tōkyō-wan) is a bay in the southern Kanto region 「関東地方」of Japan, surrounded by the Boso Peninsula 「房総半島」(Chiba Prefecture「千葉県」) and the Miura Peninsula「三浦半島」 (Kanagawa Prefecture「神奈川県」). The ports of Tokyo「東京」, Chiba...


What is now known as the "Sumida River" was previously the path of the Arakawa, however towards the end of the Meiji era work was carried out to divert the main flow of the Arakawa to prevent flooding. See: Meiji Restoration, the revolution that ushered in the Meiji Era Meiji Era - the period in Japanese history when the Meiji Emperor reigned Emperor Meiji of Japan - Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor, who reigned during Meiji Era Meiji University - University in Tokyo. ...


It passes through the following wards of Tokyo: The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ...


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Sumida pottery is characteristically heavy, and usually, it has applied three-dimensional figures.
Other characteristics of Sumida as defined in the excellent book by Herbert Karp and Gardner Pond, "Sumida...according to us," include: "The most common are (Sumida) items whose upper half (or less) is partially glazed with a flambe glaze or glazed with two or more colors in a splashed application.
Sumida acquired its name from the Sumida River that runs through the Asakusa district of Tokyo.
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