Tokushima Prefecture

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Tokushima Prefecture
Japanese: 徳島県
Tokushima-ken
Map of Japan with Tokushima highlighted
Capital Tokushima (city)
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Governor Kamon Iizumi
Area (rank) 4,144.95 km² (36th)
 - % water 1.5%
Population  (October 1, 2001)
 - Population 824,108 (44th)
 - Density 199 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 24
ISO 3166-2 JP-36
Website pref.tokushima.jp/english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Sudachi (Citrus sudachi)
 - Tree Yamamomo (Myrica rubra)
 - Bird White heron
 - Fish
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
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Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県 Tokushima-ken?) is a prefecture in the Shikoku region of Japan on the island of Shikoku.[1] The capital city is the city of Tokushima.[2]

History[change | edit source]

Until the Meiji Restoration, Tokushima prefecture was known as Awa Province.[3]

Timeline[change | edit source]

  • 4th century BC – Rice farming of the Yayoi period in Awa[4]
  • 3rd century AD – Burial mounds of the Kofun period in Awa[4]
  • 8th century – Wooden tablets (mokkan) used for record-keeping in Awa[4]

Geography[change | edit source]

Tokushima is in the northeastern part of Shikoku. The prefecture faces the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Kagawa Prefecture is to the northeast. Ehime Prefecture is to the west. Kōchi Prefecture is to the southeast.

Tokushima and Kagawa have disagreed about sharing water for a since the 1850s. The Yanase Dam was built in 1953.[6]

Cities[change | edit source]

Towns and villages[change | edit source]

Towns and villages in each district:

Aizumi
Itano
Kamiita
Kitajima
Matsushige
Kaiyō
Minami
Mugi
Kamikatsu
Katsuura
Tsurugi
Higashimiyoshi
Sanagōchi
Ishii
Kamiyama
Naka

National Parks[change | edit source]

National Parks are established in about 9% of the total land area of the prefecture.[7]

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

Ōasahiko jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [8]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tokushima prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 980; Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO), Tokushima Prefecture, Regional Information; retrieved 2012-4-6.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tokushima" at p. 980.
  3. Nussbaum, "Awa no Kuni" at p. 62; "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Tokushima Prefectural Museum, Permanent exhibitions; retrieved 2011-11-22.
  5. Japan Cultural Profile, Tokushima Castle Museum; retrieved 201122-22.
  6. Berga, L. (2006). Dams and Reservoirs, Societies and Environment in the 21st Century, Vol. 1, p. 41.
  7. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  8. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-2-9.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Tokushima prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°2′N 134°26′E / 34.033°N 134.433°E / 34.033; 134.433