|津市 · Tsu|
|• Mayor||Yasuyuki Maeba (since May 2011)|
|• Total||710.81 km2 (274.45 sq mi)|
|Population (July 1, 2011)|
|• Density||401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||23-1 Nishi-Marunouchi, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken
History[change | edit source]
Tsu originally developed as a castle town.
Tsu is known for its Tōjin Festival (唐人踊り Tōjin Odori ), which is an annual community gathering which honors the arrival of the ambassadors from Korea (Joseon Tongsinsa) during the Edo period. There are two other cities that celebrate Tōjin Odori: Suzuka city in Mie Prefecture and Ushimado-chō in Okayama Prefecture.