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Tohoku Region

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Tohoku Region
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Basic Info
Major Industry
The main industry of the Tohoku region is rice and tourism. But every prefecture has some other industry as well, for example:
Look over to the map
The main cities are
Sendai
Akita
Yamagata
Fukushima
Morioka
Aomori
Aizu Wakamatsu
Hachinohe
Hiraizumi
Hirosaki
Kaminoyama
Matsushima
Takahata
Interesting info! c:
Tohoku provided 20% of Japan's rice
Tohoku is also known for it's Onsens, or Hot springs
Appi Kogen is the leading ski resort in Tohoku
Tohoku was the main region hit by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami
Sanriku Coast was the main coastline hit
Sendai is the largest city in Tohoku
Sendai, Matsushima, Iwaki and Sanriku Coast suffered direct damage from the Tsunami
Tohoku is known for one main attraction in the north: Shimokita Peninsula is it, due to Osorezan which is famous for the only temple there, Bodaiji temple. Osorezan is supposed to represent Buddhist Hell.
Tohoku has a pokemon train to relax those who still suffer from the tsunami/earthquake.
Pictures
Size: 66, 900 sq km
Location: Northern part of Honshu
Population: 9 million or so.
Prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi
and Yamagata.
Climate: The four seasons are clear when they come in. Summer is generally cool. But the weather changes based on whether you're on the Sea of Japan side or the Pacific Ocean side. While on the Pacific Ocean side, very little snow falls. Summer on the Pacific Ocean side, is quite cool due to the winds that blow. Summer on the Sea of Japan side it's mainly hot. Winter on the Sea of Japan side has much more snowfall.
Akita
Akita Seishu, it's where they sell 2 kinds of sake [rice based alcohol] The two kinds are Dewatsuru and Kariho. The difference between them is their texture.
Satoh Yohsuke- They sell varieties of Udon [Japanese noodles]
Takamo & Corp-They make and sell Miso and Soy sauce
Aomori
A-Factory- They sell apples and apple cider
Aomori Tourist Center
Kanesho-Vinegar, soy sauce, miso paste/sauce
Iwate
Iwachu casting works- Nanbu cast ironware
Kuji Amber Museum- Crafts, art
Morioka Handi works square-Crafts
Oigen Showroom- Nanbu cast ironware
Miyagi
Azoth- T-shirt prints
Ganguan Kokeshiya- Wooden dolls [Kokeshi]
Ichinokura- Sake
Izunuma Farms- Food produce [Mostly pork]
Tohoku Kogei- Dishware
And more.
Rivers & Lakes
There are 7 major rivers in Tohoku and 4 lakes.
Aomori
Oirase
Iwate
Kitakami
Akita
Omono
Miyagi
Hirose
Yamagata
Moyami
Fukushima
Abukuma

Lake Tazawa
Lake Towada
Lake Inawashiro
Lake Ogawara
Credit
http://en.tohokukanko.jp/about_tohoku/
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/tohoku
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/598125/tohoku
http://www.jetro.go.jp/en/ind-tourism/tohoku/
http://www.gojapngo.com/travel/tohoku.htm
http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1102.html
http://www.asia-planet.net/japan/tohoku.htm
http://www.photius.com/countries/japan/geography/japan-geography-tohoku.htm
http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/asia/jpan/about-destin/tohoku.html
http://www.tohoku-epco.co.jp/investment/coverstory/2007/index/html
http://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/ryokans-destinations/?=tohoku
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