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Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan

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Ibaraki Prefecture The Kanto Region of Japan Human and Natural Geography Places, Industries, and People People of Ibaraki Festivals of Ibaraki Local Specialties and Crafts Ishioka Festival: The Ishioka festival is one of the largest festivals in the Kanto region, and is held every year in Ibaraki prefecture. During this time, an offer of prayer is made for peace of the nation, prosperous lives and a good harvest. Plus, there are thousands of floats in the parade!! Crafts: Some of the local crafts that Ibaraki prefecture is known for are the bamboo dolls of Hitachi city, pottery of Kasama city, and the Stone garden lanterns of Sakuragawa city. Famous People of Ibaraki Taikan Yokoyama is one of the many famous artists who is from the Ibaraki prefecture. Along with Yokoyama-san is Ujo Noguchi, a famous children's song writer who wrote such songs as "Nanatsu no ko" Places of Interest[Famous Sites] Historical: The Kodokan is located in Mito city. It is one of the largest standing clan schools left from the Edo period, and was founded by Nariaki Tokugawa on behalf of the Mito clan
Modern: In Oarai Town, there is the Aqua World Oarai Aquarium. Aqua World is a new type of aquarium that introduces new methods of exhibition from regular and science museums. People of all ages enjoy the Aqua World Aquarium.
Natural: Located in Daigo Town is the Fukuroda waterfall. This waterfall is renowned as one of the three greatest waterfalls of Japan. Historical Event of Ibaraki In 1781 after the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the prefecture of Ibaraki was established by the government. Tourist Sites Human Geography The capital of Ibaraki prefecture is Mito
As of 2010, the population is 2,964,141
The size of Ibaraki is 2,354 sq miles (6,096 km²). This makes Ibaraki about 25 times smaller than the state of Georgia. Nature The regional bird of Ibaraki is the Japanese skylark (hibari)
Symbolic to its name, the Ibaraki regional flower is the rose
The regional tree is the Japanese plum (ume) Climate The average tempurature of Ibaraki, year round, is 13.3 degrees Celsius (about 55 degree Fahrenheit) Ibaraki Flag
The Ibaraki prefectural seal symbolizes an opening rose bud, and expresses advancement, creativity, progress, and development. The design is based on "an orginal, future-directing era" which suits a prefecture leading its people into the future. Painting by Taikan Yokoyama "Karasu naze nakuno
Karasu wa yama ni
Kawai nanatsu no
Ko ga aru kara yo

Kawai kawai to
Karasu wa nakuno
Kawai kawai to
Nakundayo

Yama no hurusu ni
Itte mite goran
Marui me o shita
Iiko da yo " Tsuichira National Fireworks Competition: Every year, hundreds of Japanese pyrotechnic companies come to Ibaraki to shoot off their fireworks. Specialties: Ibaraki is known for Natto, or fermented soy beans in Mito, watermelons in Kyowa, and chesnuts in Nishiibaraki http://bulldog2.redlands.edu/dept/AsianStudiesDept/music_ed/baby_crows.htm

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http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/bukyoku/seikan/kokuko/e-ibaraki-report/0611ibarakiben.html Bibliography Dialect of Ibaraki: Some of the syllabic sounds in Ibaraki are softened and make words sound completely different. For example, words like "byoki" or "iro enpitsu" sound a lot like "byogi" and "ero inpitsu". Some words commonly found in Ibaraki dialect and not in regular Japanese are "Aonajimi"(aza; bruise), "Dappe"(desho/desu yo ne), "Eshikei or Ishikei"(Dasai; lousy or uncool", and "Sokke"(sou desu ka; Is that so?). Some words in regular dialect also mean something different in Ibaraki dialect. for example, "Kowai" is not scary in Ibaraki prefecture, but it does mean "tired". Major Industries Most of Ibaraki's economy and industry is dependent upon manufacturing affairs in the Hitachi region and the Kashima seaside industrial zone. Ibaraki is also the number one resource in Japan of the lotus root, chesnut, eggs, clams, carp, and three leaf clovers If you are ever a tourist to the Ibaraki prefecture, then be sure to visit Kairakuen Park in Mito city. It is one of Japan's three famous gardens and it was built in 1842 by Mito's ninth feudal lord, Nariaki Tokugawa. From late February all throughout March, people gather to view and experience the color and fragrance of the nearly 3,000 plum blossoms bloom.
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