Region 2: 東北 Tohoku

Tohoku is the northernmost part of the main island of Honshu. The regions Tohoku, Kanto, Shinetsu, Hokuriku, Tokai, and Kinki all are on Honshu.

青森 Aomori



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青森 Aomori

  • Prefecture's Bird: Swan

  • Prefecture's Tree: Japanese Cypress

  • Prefecture's Flower: Apple flowers

Aomori is the most northern prefecture on the main island of Honshu, just south of Hokkaido .

Aomori is famous for its apples.

CAPITAL : Aomori City

 

Links:
青森 - Yahoo! Japan's Aomori Page
Wikipedia's Aomori Page
Aomori Prefecture homepage


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宮城 Miyagi



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宮城 Miyagi

  • Prefecture's Bird: Wild Goose

  • Prefecture's Tree: Keyaki; Zelkova

  • Prefecture's Flower: Miyagi's bush clover

CAPITAL : Sendai City

Miyagi's Mark represents a hiragana み ( mi ) and a leaf of the Prefectural Flower, Miyagi's Bush Clover

 

Links:
宮城 - Yahoo! Japan's Miyagi Page
Miyagi Prefecture homepage


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福島 Fukushima



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福島 Fukushima

  • Prefecture's Bird: Kibitaki
  • Prefecture's Tree: Keyaki
  • Prefecture's Flower: Rhododendron
  • Population: 2,136,000
  • Area: 13,782 sq. km.
  • Products: Peach, Fukushima cattle, Aizu lacquer ware

CAPITAL : Fukushima-shi

Other major cities include Koriyama, Iwaki, Aizu-Wakamatsu

 

Links:
http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/index_e.html - A good resource to start exploring Fukushima
福島 - Yahoo! Japan's Fukushima Page


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岩手 Iwate



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岩手 Iwate

  • Prefecture's Bird: Green Pheasant

  • Prefecture's Tree: Nanbu Red Pine

  • Prefecture's Flower: Paulownia

Iwate faces the Pacific ocean and is just below Aomori prefecture.

From Wikipedia:
Of the several theories about the origin of the name ‘Iwate', the most well known tale, 'Oni no tegata,' is that associated with Mitsuishi Shrine in Morioka. (The Mitsuishi, literally ‘three rocks', are said to have been thrown down into Morioka by an eruption of Mt Iwate.) According to the legend, there was once a devil who often tormented and harassed the local people. When the people prayed to the spirits of Mitsuishi for protection, the devil was immediately shackled to the rocks and made to promise never to trouble the people again. As a sign of this promise the devil left a handprint on one of the rocks, thus giving rise to the name Iwate, literally meaning ‘rock hand'. Even now after a rainfall it is said that the devil's hand print can still be seen.

CAPITAL: Morioka

 

Links:
Iwate Prefecture homepage

岩手 - Yahoo! Japan's Iwate Page


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秋田 Akita



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秋田 Akita

  • Prefectural Bird: Pheasant

  • Prefectural Tree: Japanese Cedar

  • Prefectural Flower: Butterbur flower

Akita is located in the Tohoku Region in northern Honshu.

CAPITAL : Akita City

Akita's Mark is a stylized katakana ア (a) which represents the 'A' in Akita.

 

Links:
Wikipedia's Akita Prefecture Page

Akita Prefecture homepage

Akita City Sightseeing Guide

青森 - Yahoo! Japan's Aomori Page


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