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동북이 교류 협력의 중심, 동북아시아지역자치단체연합

Introduction

Masanori Tanimoto

  • NationJapan
  • Government NameIshikawa Prefecture
  • GovernorMasanori Tanimoto

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

Tree

Tree

AtEA

Bird

Bird

Japanese Golden Eagle

Flower

Flower

Black Lily

History

  • The area of Ishikawa belonged to Echizen (today Fukui Prefecture) from 650, but Kaga (the northern part of Ishikawa) and Noto (the southern part of Ishikawa) were separated in 718 and 823, respectively. In the middle of the Heian period, the political situation became unstable. In Kaga, Mr. Togashi became powerful and in Noto, Mr. Hatakeyama reigned.
  • In Bunmei 3(1471), Rennyo, who was a monk of Hongan temple, spread the precept of a Buddhist invocation and disciples of Kaga Hongan temple became powerful and ruined Masachika Togashi a“t the Ikko ikki riot”. Then, Kaga became known as“County which farmers own”and the county was governed by religious politics. This continued for more than 90 years.
  • In Noto, Mr. Hatakeyama was defeated by Kenshin Uesugi at Nanao, then Nobunaga Oda's troops governed and Toshiie Maeda ruled. In Tensei 11(1583), Toshiie Maeda was given the area around Oyama castle, and in Tensei 12(1584), he became ruler of the 3 counties of Ecchu. His son, Toshiie (Junior) was given the Southern Kaga area because of his valiant fighting spirit during the Sekigahara war. In Meiji 4(1871), 3 prefectures, Kanazawa, Daisyoji and Toyama, were settled by Haihan Chiken law. In Meiji 16 (1883), after many land divisions and combinations, the present day prefectural area was established.

Topographic Features

  • Ishikawa prefecture is located in the middle of the Hokuriku region. To the East are Toyama and Gifu prefectures, to the South is Fukui prefecture, and to the North is the Noto peninsula jutting out into the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The shape of the prefecture is long and narrow from the Southwest to the Northeast, and is 100.9km from East to West and 198.4km from North to South. To the South is the Hakusan National Natural Park from where the Tedori river springs and feeds the rich Kaga plain, and to the North is the Noto peninsula that extends into the Japan sea...

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 4,185.47㎢(2007)
  • Location: 36˚4′~ 37˚51′north latitude and 136˚14′~137˚22′east longitude
  • Climate: Average temperature 14.6℃(2007), Annual precipitation 2,236㎜(2005~2007 average)
Population
  • Population: 1,167,805 (2012. 10)
  • Household: 462,282 (2012. 10)
  • Population density : 279.34/㎢(2008. 10. 1)
Major events
  • May: Kutani Ware Festival
  • June: Kanazawa Hyakuman-goku Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi Chaya Teahouse District.
  • Hakusan Park, Ishikawa Zoo.
  • Wajima Morning Market, Noto-jima Aquarium.

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(nominal): ¥45,16.2 bln(2006)
  • Per Capita Income: 2,806,000(2006)
Industry
  • Industrial Structure (2005) - Primary industry: 3.9%, - Secondary industry: 29.6% - Tertiary industry: 65.4%
Products
  • Agricultural product: rice(Koshihikari, Yumemizuho), vegetable(watermelon, radish), fruit(pear, grape), fish(half-dried squid, yellow tail, king crab)
  • Industrial product: machinery, textile, wooden lacquer ware, ceramics.
  • Specialty Product: traditional handicraft(Wajima Lacquer Ware, Yamanaka Lacquer Ware, Kutani Ware, Kaga Embroidery).

Others

  • Contact:Bureau of Tourism Exchange, Department of International Exchange .
  • Address: 石川県 金沢市 鞍月 1-1
  • Tel.:+81-76-225-1316
  • Fax.:+81-76-225-1315
  • Official Website : http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp