Tsu, Mie

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Tsu

津市 · Tsu
Official seal of Tsu
Flag
Location of Tsu in Mie
Location of Tsu in Mie
Tsu is located in Japan
Tsu
Tsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°43′6.4″N 136°30′20.6″E / 34.718444°N 136.505722°E / 34.718444; 136.505722Coordinates: 34°43′6.4″N 136°30′20.6″E / 34.718444°N 136.505722°E / 34.718444; 136.505722
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
Government
 • MayorYasuyuki Maeba (since May 2011)
Area
 • Total710.81 km2 (274.45 sq mi)
Population
 (July 1, 2011)
 • Total284,969
 • Density401/km2 (1,040/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeAzalea
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address23-1 Nishi-Marunouchi, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken
514-8611
WebsiteCity of Tsu

Tsu (津市, Tsu-shi) is a city in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of Mie Prefecture.[1]

History[change | change source]

Tsu originally developed as a castle town.[2]

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.[3] There are two other cities that celebrate Tōjin Odori: Suzuka city in Mie Prefecture and Ushimado-chō in Okayama Prefecture.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tsu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 995; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Turnbull, Stephen R. (2012). Samurai Women 1184-1877, p. 80.
  3. Museum of Toujin Dance; retrieved 2012-8-30.
  4. 唐人踊り (Tōjin Odori); retrieved 2012-8-30.

Other websites[change | change source]

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