Uozu, Toyama

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Map of Toyama Prefecture showing Uozu

Uozu (魚津市, Uozu-shi) is a Japanese city in Toyama Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

History[change | change source]

Uozu developed as a castle town.[2]

In 1582, the forces of Oda Nobunaga forced the Uesugi clan to give up control of Uozu Castle.

In 1918, riots started in Uozo because of increases in rice prices.[3]

In 1956, a great fire ravished many buildings in Uozu.

Geography[change | change source]

Several rivers run through Uozu --the Fuse River, the Katakai River, the Kado River, and the Hayatsuki River.

Gold was discovered in the mountains of near Uozu.

References[change | change source]

  1. Kodansha. (1983). "Uozu," Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan, Vol. 8, p. 174.
  2. Lewis, Michael. (2000). Becoming Apart: National Power and Local Politics in Toyama, 1868-1945, p. 46.
  3. Lewis, Becoming Apart, p. 259; Lewis, Michael. (1990). Rioters and Citizens: Mass Protest in Imperial Japan, p. 50.

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