Ōgata is a village located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the village had an estimated population of 3,108, a population density 18.3 persons per km². The total area is 170.11 square kilometres. The village is known internationally for its Solar-car Eco-car races; the NHK Ōgata Transmitter is located in the village. It is used for transmissions on 774 kHz with a power of 500 kW. Ōgata is located northwestern Akita Prefecture. The village consists of land reclaimed from the former Lake Hachirōgata, as a consequence is flat, below sea level. Akita Prefecture Katagami, Akita Oga, Akita Ikawa, Akita Hachirōgata, Akita Mitane, Akita Land reclamation work began at Lake Hachirōgata in April 1957; the new village of Ōgata was formally established on October 1, 1964, with the first settlers arriving in November 1967. The economy of Ōgata is based on agriculture. Ōgata is not served by any highways. Dronten, Netherlands Media related to Ogata, Akita at Wikimedia Commons Official Website
Kazuno District, Akita
Kazuno is a rural district located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. At present time, the district consists of only the town of Kosaka with an estimated population of 5,749 and an area of 201.95 km². All of the city of Kazuno was part of Kazuno District. Kosaka The area of Kazuno District was part of Mutsu Province, came under the new province of Rikuchū Province on January 19, 1869 following the Meiji restoration. At the time, the area consisted of 68 villages under the control of Morioka Domain, which were under military occupation by Hirosaki Domain following the Boshin War. Akita Prefecture was founded on December 13, 1871, the area was transferred to Akita. With the establishment of the municipality system on April 1, 1889, modern Kazuno District, with two towns and 8 villages was established. May 12, 1914 - Kosaka was elevated to town status. November 1, 1928 - Ōyu was elevated to town status. October 1, 1936 - Osarizawa was elevated to town status. March 31, 1955 - Temanai was merged with the village of Nishikigi to create the town of Towada.
September 30, 1956 - Ōyu was absorbed into Towada. April 1, 1972 - the towns of Hanawa and Osarizawa were merged to create the city of Kazuno. Following this merger, Kazuno District was left with only the town of Kosaka
Kitaakita is a city located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 33,054, a population density of 28.7 persons per km2. The total area is 1,152.76 square kilometres. Kitaakita is located in the mountains of northeastern Akita Prefecture, with the Ōu Mountains on the east. Part of the city is within the borders of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Much of the city area is covered in forest. Due to its inland location, the city is noted for its heavy snowfall in winter. Akita Prefecture Akita Ōdate Noshiro Kazuno Semboku Kamikoani Fujisato Kitaakita has a humid continental climate with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation is heaviest from August to October; the area of present-day Kitaakita was part of ancient Dewa Province. During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who ruled the northern third of the province from Kubota Domain. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitaakita District, Akita Prefecture in 1878.
The modern city of Kitaakita was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Aikawa, Ani and Takanosu. The economy of Kitaakita is based on agriculture and seasonal tourism. Akita University – Kitaakita branch campus Kitaakita has 11 elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school, as well as one special education school. Odate-Noshiro Airport JR East - Ou Main Line Maeyama - Takanosu - Nukazawa Akita Nairiku Jūkan Railway - Akita Nairiku Line Takanosu - Nishi-Takanosu - Ogata - Ōnodai - Aikawa - Kamisugi - Yonaizawa - Katsurase - Ani-Maeda - Maeda-Minami - Kobuchi - Aniai - Arase - Kayakusa - Okashinai - Iwanome - Hitachinai - Okuani - Ani-Matagi Japan National Route 7 Japan National Route 105 Japan National Route 285 Yasu Falls – one of the Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls Isedōtai site – a Jōmon period archaeological site and National Historic Monument Fengcheng, China Pulandian, China Takekaze Akira – sumo wrestler Tamezō Narita – musician Daito Takahashi – Olympic ski jumper Norihito Kobayashi – Olympic ski jumper Yūsuke Minato – Olympic ski jumper Fuyuko Suzuki – Olympic Biathlon athlete Official Website
Akita Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Tōhoku region of Japan. The capital is the city of Akita; the area of Akita has been created from the ancient provinces of Mutsu. Separated from the principal Japanese centres of commerce and population by several hundred kilometres and the Ōu and Dewa mountain ranges to the east, Akita remained isolated from Japanese society until after the year 600. Akita was a region of principally nomadic tribes; the first historical record of what is now Akita Prefecture dates to 658, when the Abe no Hirafu conquered the native Ezo tribes at what are now the cities of Akita and Noshiro. Hirafu governor of Koshi Province, established a fort on the Mogami River, thus began the Japanese settlement of the region. In 733, a new military settlement—later renamed Akita Castle—was built in modern-day Akita city at Takashimizu, more permanent roads and structures were developed; the region was used as a base of operations for the Japanese empire as it drove the native Ezo people from northern Honshū.
It shifted hands several times. During the Tokugawa shogunate it was appropriated to the Satake clan, who ruled the region for 260 years, developing the agriculture and mining industries that are still predominant today. Throughout this period, it was classified as part of Dewa Province. In 1871, during the Meiji Restoration, Dewa Province was reshaped and the old daimyō domains were abolished and administratively reconstructed, resulting in the modern-day borders of Akita; the famous Heian period waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is said to have been born in Yuzawa City, Ogachi Town, located in the southeast of the prefecture. Located in the north of Honshu, Akita Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by four other prefectures: Aomori in the north, Iwate in the east, Miyagi in the southeast, Yamagata in the south. Akita Prefecture is rectangular in shape 181 km from north to south and 111 km from west to east; the Ōu Mountains mark the eastern border of the prefecture, the higher Dewa Mountains run parallel through the center of the prefecture.
Like much of northern Japan, the prefecture has cold winters away from the sea. The Oga Peninsula is a prominent feature of the coastline. Thirteen cities are located in Akita Prefecture: These are the towns and villages in each district: Like much of the Tōhoku Region, Akita's economy remains dominated by traditional industries, such as agriculture and forestry; this has led many young people to migrate to other large cities. Akita Prefecture is, it has the lowest number of children as a percentage of the population, at 11.2%. As of 2010, it has a population of just over 1 million people; the high rate of depopulation in Akita Prefecture has led to the merging of smaller communities, which has affected the smallest of the merged communities. As depopulation in these communities and the migration to larger communities continues and health facilities have closed in some areas, leading to the continuation of the migration of families to larger cities for better access to health and educational opportunities.
The decline in younger generations has led to concerns for sustaining rural communities facing issues of aging and depopulation. Akita is famous for its sake breweries, it is well known for having the highest consumption of sake in Japan, thought to be the origin of the Akita breed of dog which carries the prefecture's name. The women of the region, referred to as Akita bijin, have gained widespread renown for their white skin, rounded faces and high voices, all of which are considered desirable. Ono no Komachi is a famous example of an Akita bijin. Akita is known for the following regional specialties: Kiritanpo Nabe Gakko Rice – Akita komachi Sake Recently there have been efforts to revitalize rural communities facing depopulation with different forms of green tourism as well as agritourism; these efforts aim at urbanites and in some cases foreign tourists, advertising the pristine forests of Akita prefecture as well as its many intangible cultures and sprawling rice fields. In Akita there has been a push for home stays, farmers markets for locally produced foods, the integration of outsiders into local cultural practices, for example the Namahage ritual on New Year's Eve, which draws a large number of tourists to Akita Prefecture every year.
Near Lake Tazawa, there are a number of hot springs resorts. These are popular with tourists from all over Japan. In addition, its numerous seasonal festivals offer a glimpse of traditional Japan; some famous examples are the Akita Kantō, the Omagari Fireworks, Namahage Festival, the Yokote Kamakura Festivals. Kakunodate is a charming old town, known as the little Kyoto, full of preserved samurai houses; the Aoyagi house is the former residence of Odano Naotake, the man who illustrated Japan's first modern guide to the human anatomy. The house is now a gallery of medical illustrations and traditional crafts. Starting in 2009, Akita began experiencing a huge surge in Korean tourism after the airing of the popular drama Iris, which featured several scenes shot in Akita, most notably at Lake Tazawa and Oga's GAO Aquarium. Kariwano Big Tug Festival, Daisen Amekko Festival, Odate Kamakura Snow Statue Event, Yokote Tsuchizaki Shinmei Festival, Akita Akita Kanto Festival, Akita Nishimonai Bon Dancing Festival, Ugo Kemanai Bon Dancing Fe
Districts of Japan
The district is today a geographical and statistical unit comprising one or several rural municipalities in Japan. It was used as an administrative unit in Japan in antiquity and between 1878 and 1921 and was equivalent to the county of the United States, ranking at the level below prefecture and above town or village, same as city; the district was called kōri and has ancient roots in Japan. Although the Nihon Shoki says they were established during the Taika Reforms, kōri was written 評, it was not until the Taihō Code that kōri came to be written as 郡. Under the Taihō Code, the administrative unit of province was above district, the village was below; as the power of the central government decayed over the centuries, the provinces and districts, although never formally abolished and still connected to administrative positions handed out by the Imperial court lost their relevance as administrative units and were superseded by a hierarchy of feudal holdings. In the Edo period, the primary subdivisions were the shogunate cities, governed by urban administrators, the shogunate domain, major holdings, there was a number of minor territories such as spiritual holdings.
For this reason alone, they were impractical as geographical units, in addition, Edo period feudalism was tied to the nominal income of a territory, not the territory itself, so the shogunate could and did redistribute territories between domains, their borders were subject to change if in some places holdings remained unchanged for centuries. Provinces and districts remained the most important geographical frame of reference throughout the middle and early modern ages up to the restoration and beyond – the prefectures were created in direct succession to the shogunate era feudal divisions and their borders kept shifting through mergers and territorial transfers until they reached their present state in the 1890s. Cities, since their introduction in 1889, have always belonged directly to prefectures and are independent from districts. Before 1878, districts had subdivided the whole country with only few exceptions. In 1878, the districts were reactivated as administrative units, but the major cities were separated from the districts.
All prefectures were – except for some remote islands – contiguously subdivided into districts/counties and urban districts/cites, the precursors to the 1889 shi. Geographically, the rural districts were based on the ancient districts, but in many places they were merged, split up or renamed, in some areas, prefectural borders went through ancient districts and the districts were reorganized to match. District administrations were set up in 1878, but district assemblies were only created in 1890 with the introduction of the district code as part of the Prussian-influenced local government reforms of 1888-90. From the 1890s, district governments were run by a collective executive council, headed by the appointed district chief and consisting of 3 additional members elected by the district assembly and one appointed by the prefectural governor – similar to cities and prefectures. In 1921, Hara Takashi, the first non-oligarchic prime minister, managed to get his long-sought abolition of the districts passed – unlike the municipal and prefectural assemblies, an early platform for the Freedom and People's Rights Movement before the Imperial Diet was established and became bases of party power, the district governments were considered to be a stronghold of anti-liberal Yamagata Aritomo's followers and the centralist-bureaucratic Home Ministry tradition.
The district assemblies and governments were abolished a few years later. As of today and villages belong directly to prefectures. However, for geographical and statistical purposes, districts continue to be used and are updated for municipal mergers or status changes: i
Higashinaruse is a village located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2013, the village had an estimated population of 2,750, a population density of 13.5 persons per km2. The total area is 293.57 km2. Higashinaruse is located at the far southeast corner of Akita Prefecture, bordered by Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures to the east; the area is mountainous. Akita Prefecture Yuzawa, Akita Yokote, Akita Miyagi Prefecture Kurihara, Miyagi Iwate Prefecture Ichinoseki, Iwate Ōshū, Iwate Nishiwaga, Iwate Higashinaruse has a Humid continental climate with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. Precipitation is heaviest from August to October; the area of present-day Higashinaruse was part of ancient Ugo Province, dominated by the Satake clan during the Edo period, who ruled Kubota Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The modern village of Higashinaruse was established on April 1, 1889; the economy of Higashinaruse is based on forestry. Japan National Route 342 Japan National Route 397 Yoshihiro Takahashi – manga artist Media related to Higashinaruse, Akita at Wikimedia Commons Official Website