|津市 · Tsu|
|• Mayor||Yasuyuki Maeba (since May 2011)|
|• Total||710.81 km2 (274.45 sq mi)|
(July 1, 2011)
|• Density||401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City hall address||23-1 Nishi-Marunouchi, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken|
|Website||City of Tsu|
History[change | change 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.
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tsu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 995; "Kansai" at p. 477.
- Turnbull, Stephen R. (2012). Samurai Women 1184-1877, p. 80[permanent dead link].
- Museum of Toujin Dance; retrieved 2012-8-30.
- 唐人踊り (Tōjin Odori) Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-30.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Tsu, Mie at Wikimedia Commons