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福井 Fukui

This Prefecture's Symbol

福井 - Fukui

  • Prefecture's Bird: Thrush
  • Prefecture's Tree: Pine Tree
  • Prefecture's Flower: Daffodil


The capital city, Fukui City, is the largest city in Fukui with a population of about 270,000.

Originally the area was known as 越前 Echizen before becoming Fukui in 1871. You can still see the influence of the name in Echizen crab or Echizen pottery.

And, this was news to me, but it looks like 武生 Takefu merged with 今立 Imadate to become 越前市 Echizen City in October 1, 2005.

Fukui is famous for its 和紙 washi paper and pottery.

A 公園 koen park near my old apartment

This is Fukui's prefectural headquarters - 県庁 kencho

Fukui Prefecture homepage
福井 - Yahoo! Japan's FUKUI Page (in Japanese)
ガンガ - Ganga Indian Restaurant Clay's favorite!! (In Japanese)
Bunkyo Gospel Center - the church Clay went to and the ONLY English speaking church in Fukui! (Fukui City) Nice folks!
Fukui City Guide Book - Importanat Information including 'The correct way to divide and throw away your trash'
A guide book for Foreign residents of Fukui - In English

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