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Exploring Miyagi with Kim Dao and Abroad in Japan
Exploring Miyagi with Kim Dao and Abroad in Japan
Published: 2016/03/04
Channel: Odigo Japan
Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture
Tsunami in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2012/03/14
Channel: clancy688
Zuiganji Temple, Miyagi Prefecture
Zuiganji Temple, Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2013/09/24
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Tsunami in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Tsunami in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Published: 2015/06/07
Channel: A Reinoehl
Welcome to Japan
Welcome to Japan's FOX VILLAGE!
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Sharla in Japan
Tsunami in the Sendai Airport area, Miyagi Prefecture, helicopter view
Tsunami in the Sendai Airport area, Miyagi Prefecture, helicopter view
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: clancy688
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture
Tsunami in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2012/03/14
Channel: clancy688
Matsushima Islands (松島), Miyagi Prefecture
Matsushima Islands (松島), Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2013/09/25
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Kesennuma Miyagi 3 11 2011
Kesennuma Miyagi 3 11 2011
Published: 2011/03/13
Channel: elansvc
Tsunami in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture
Tsunami in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2012/03/14
Channel: clancy688
"Miyagi Japan" Tourist places of good Japan【Cool Japan】
"Miyagi Japan" Tourist places of good Japan【Cool Japan】
Published: 2014/06/06
Channel: From hinomoto ch
All About Japan
All About Japan's CAT ISLAND TASHIROJIMA Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: Norri Ami
Tsunami in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, view from the roof of the AEON department store
Tsunami in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, view from the roof of the AEON department store
Published: 2012/03/14
Channel: clancy688
気仙沼 宮城県 Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture.
気仙沼 宮城県 Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture.
Published: 2011/11/23
Channel: golira44
Tsunami in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 3  2011
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 3 2011
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Joana M
A Spring Day Exploring Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture | The Real Japan | HD
A Spring Day Exploring Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture | The Real Japan | HD
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: The Real Japan
Tsunami in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Tsunami in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: A Reinoehl
Time lapse of tsunami at Kesennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Time lapse of tsunami at Kesennuma port, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (4)
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (4)
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: A Reinoehl
[Part 1] Shiroishi, Miyagi Prefecture and Mt  Zao, Japan  Drone Footage
[Part 1] Shiroishi, Miyagi Prefecture and Mt Zao, Japan Drone Footage
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Drone Footages & More
Tsunami HIts Japan-Watari,Miyagi,Japan
Tsunami HIts Japan-Watari,Miyagi,Japan
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Pok Pincus
The Strength of the Human Spirit - Episode 2 - Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture
The Strength of the Human Spirit - Episode 2 - Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: IFRC
Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (3) (INSIDE HOME) (FULL)
Tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (3) (INSIDE HOME) (FULL)
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: A Reinoehl
Fox Village in Winter in Northern Japan|Day 14 - Miyagi
Fox Village in Winter in Northern Japan|Day 14 - Miyagi
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: OkanoTV
Dontosai Festival 2017 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Dontosai Festival 2017 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: Theodorus Permana
JR Matsushimakaigan Station (JR 松島海岸駅), Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
JR Matsushimakaigan Station (JR 松島海岸駅), Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2013/09/23
Channel: EnchantingJapan
Tsunami in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Tagajo, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/18
Channel: A Reinoehl
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: itis flat
Post-Tsunami view of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Post-Tsunami view of Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2011/08/06
Channel: Ronin Dave
Dialect dubbing experience classroom (Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai City)  - Common language version
Dialect dubbing experience classroom (Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai City) - Common language version
Published: 2014/05/22
Channel: mextchannel
[4K]Japanese Fireworks Display in Denen Festival 2016 in Tohoku Miyagi Prefecture
[4K]Japanese Fireworks Display in Denen Festival 2016 in Tohoku Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Japan Videography
Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries Cooperative Oyster farms earn ASC certification
Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries Cooperative Oyster farms earn ASC certification
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: ASC Video Channel
Matsushima, 松島, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Matsushima, 松島, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2016/04/19
Channel: Rockitfish Ray
Stories From the Cold Lands: Naruko Onsen, Miyagi Prefecture, North Japan, 鳴子町
Stories From the Cold Lands: Naruko Onsen, Miyagi Prefecture, North Japan, 鳴子町
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Marcin P
Suzume-Odori Aoba Festival, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture | The Real Japan | HD
Suzume-Odori Aoba Festival, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture | The Real Japan | HD
Published: 2016/11/27
Channel: The Real Japan
Tsunami in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Tsunami in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2015/05/16
Channel: A Reinoehl
My Trip to Miyagi Prefecture
My Trip to Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2007/08/07
Channel: mav001
Tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture
Tsunami in Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2011/03/12
Channel: Shalom Kawai
Matsushima Bay Boat Ride Over 260 Islands in Miyagi Prefecture Japan
Matsushima Bay Boat Ride Over 260 Islands in Miyagi Prefecture Japan
Published: 2016/11/16
Channel: Japam injapan
Tsunami refugees in Miyagi Prefecture - no comment
Tsunami refugees in Miyagi Prefecture - no comment
Published: 2011/03/25
Channel: No Comment TV
A Local Surfing Point of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
A Local Surfing Point of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Published: 2008/03/27
Channel: masa naminori
宮城県 七ヶ宿スキー場 Japan Miyagi Prefecture Shichikashuku ski resort
宮城県 七ヶ宿スキー場 Japan Miyagi Prefecture Shichikashuku ski resort
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: シーユー
Tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (2)
Published: 2015/06/01
Channel: A Reinoehl
Documentary on the Great East Japan Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture
Documentary on the Great East Japan Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture
Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: 宮城県インターネット広報資料室
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Miyagi Prefecture
宮城県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 宮城県
 • Rōmaji Miyagi-ken
Flag of Miyagi Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Miyagi Prefecture
Symbol of Miyagi Prefecture
Location of Miyagi Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Island Honshu
Capital Sendai
Government
 • Governor Yoshihiro Murai
Area
 • Total 7,285.16 km2 (2,812.82 sq mi)
Area rank 17th
Population (June 30, 2016)
 • Total 2,321,358
 • Rank 15th
 • Density 318.64/km2 (825.3/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-04
Districts 10
Municipalities 35
Flower Miyagi bush clover (Lespedeza thunbergii)
Tree Japanese zelkova
(Zelkova serrata)
Bird Wild goose
Website www.pref.miyagi.jp/
english/

Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県, Miyagi-ken) is a prefecture of Japan in the Tōhoku region on Honshu island.[1] The capital is Sendai.[2]

History[edit]

Miyagi Prefecture was formerly part of the province of Mutsu.[3] Mutsu Province, on northern Honshu, was one of the last provinces to be formed as land was taken from the indigenous Emishi, and became the largest as it expanded northward. The ancient capital was at Taga-jō in modern Miyagi Prefecture.

In the third month of second year of the Wadō era (709), there was an uprising against governmental authority in Mutsu Province and in nearby Echigo Province. Troops were promptly dispatched to subdue the revolt.[4]

In Wadō 5 (712), the land of Mutsu Province was administratively separated from Dewa Province. Empress Genmei's Daijō-kan continued to organize other cadastral changes in the provincial map of the Nara period, as in the following year when Mimasaka Province was divided from Bizen Province; Hyūga Province was sundered from Ōsumi Province; and Tanba Province was severed from Tango Province.[4]

During the Sengoku period various clans ruled different parts of the province. The Uesugi clan had a castle town at Wakamatsu in the south, the Nanbu clan at Morioka in the north, and Date Masamune, a close ally of the Tokugawa, established Sendai, which is now the largest town of the Tōhoku region.

In the Meiji period, four new provinces were created from parts of Mutsu: Rikuchū, Rikuzen, Iwaki, and Iwashiro.

The area that is now Aomori Prefecture continued to be part of Mutsu until the abolition of the han system and the nationwide conversion to the prefectural structure of modern Japan.

Date Masamune built a castle at Sendai as his seat to rule Mutsu. In 1871, Sendai Prefecture was formed. It was renamed Miyagi prefecture the following year.

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami[edit]

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a subsequent major tsunami hit Miyagi Prefecture, causing major damage to the area.[5] The tsunami was estimated to be approximately 10 meters high in Miyagi Prefecture.[6]

On April 7, 2011: 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Miyagi, Japan, Japan's meteorological agency says. Workers were then evacuated from the nearby troubled Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear facility once again, as a tsunami warning was issued for the coastline. Residents were told to flee for inner land at this time.

Officials from the U.S. Geological Survey later downgraded the magnitude to 7.1 from 7.4.[7]

In 2013, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako visited the prefecture to see the progress made since the tsunami.[8]

Geography[edit]

Map of Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture is in the central part of Tōhoku, facing the Pacific Ocean, and contains Tōhoku's largest city, Sendai. There are high mountains on the west and along the northeast coast, but the central plain around Sendai is fairly large.

Matsushima is known as one of the three most scenic views of Japan, with a bay full of 260 small islands covered in pine groves.

Oshika Peninsula projects from the northern coastline of the prefecture.

As of 1 April 2012, 23% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Rikuchū Kaigan National Park; Kurikoma, Minami Sanriku Kinkasan, and Zaō Quasi-National Parks; and Abukuma Keikoku, Asahiyama, Funagata Renpō, Futakuchi Kyōkoku, Kenjōsan Mangokuura, Kesennuma, Matsushima, and Zaō Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.[9]

Cities[edit]

Fourteen cities are located in Miyagi Prefecture:

  • Sendai - the largest and the capital city of the prefecture.

Towns and villages[edit]

These are the towns and villages in each district:

Mergers[edit]

Economy[edit]

Although Miyagi has a good deal of fishing and agriculture, producing a great deal of rice and livestock, it is dominated by the manufacturing industries around Sendai, particularly electronics, appliances, and food processing.

As of March 2011, the prefecture produced 4.7% of Japan's rice, 23% of oysters, and 15.9% of sauries.[10]

In July 2011, the Japanese government decided to ban all shipments of beef cattle from northeast Miyagi Prefecture over fears of radioactive contamination.[11] This has since been rescinded.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Sendai Station in August 2010

Rail[edit]

Roads[edit]

Expressways and toll roads[edit]

National highways[edit]

Ports[edit]

Airports[edit]

Sports[edit]

The sports teams listed below are based in Miyagi Prefecture.

Also, the Sendai Hi-Land Raceway hosts motorsport road races.

Visitor attractions[edit]

Sendai was the castle town of the daimyo Date Masamune. The remains of Sendai Castle stand on a hill above the city.

Miyagi Prefecture boasts one of Japan's three greatest sights. Matsushima, the pine-clad islands, dot the waters off the coast of the prefecture.

The following are also noted as attractions:

Famous festivals and events[edit]

Suzume Dancing Event in Aoba Festival
Aoba Festival of Sendai
View of Traditional New Year's sale in Sendai
  • Sendai New Year's traditional Sale on January 2
  • Shiroishi Kokeshi Exhibition, May 3–5
  • Aoba Festival, Suzume Odori traditional Japanese dance event in May
  • Shiogama Port Festival in July
  • Sendai Tanabata Festival, August 6–8
  • Narugo Kokeshi Festival in September[citation needed]
  • Sendai Pageant of Starlight in December

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyagi prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 648, p. 648, at Google Books; "Tōhoku" in p. 970, p. 970, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Sendai" in p. 841, p. 841, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" in p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books
  4. ^ a b Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 64.
  5. ^ "Japan earthquake: Tsunami hits north-east". BBC News. March 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Devastating-Tsunami-Strikes-Northeastern-Japan-117803999.html
  7. ^ "CBS News World". April 7, 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Crown Prince Naruhito, Princess Masako visit tsunami victims in Miyagi". Japan Daily Press. 
  9. ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Schreiber, Mark, "Japan's food crisis goes beyond recent panic buying", Japan Times, 17 April 2011, p. 9.
  11. ^ http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=710867&publicationSubCategoryId=200

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°21′N 140°58′E / 38.350°N 140.967°E / 38.350; 140.967

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