Tokushima Prefecture

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Tokushima Prefecture
Japanese: 徳島県
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
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Sudachi (Citrus sudachi)
 - Tree Yamamomo (Myrica rubra)
 - Bird White heron
 - Fish
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
Emblem of Tokushima Prefecture.svg

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 | change source]

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

Timeline[change | change 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]
  • 1586 (Tenshō 14): Tokushima castle.[5]
  • 1625 (Kan'ei 2): Indigo monopoly established[4]
  • 1945 (Shōwa 20): Tokushima City bombed by Allied planes[4]

Geography[change | change 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 | change source]

Towns and villages[change | change source]

Towns and villages in each district:


National Parks[change | change source]

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

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

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

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tokushima prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 980; Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO), Tokushima Prefecture, Regional Information Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine; 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 Archived 2012-03-09 at the Wayback Machine; 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 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-2-9.

Other websites[change | change 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