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Miyagi Prefecture

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Miyagi Prefecture 宮城県, Miyagi-ken is a prefecture of Japan in the Tōhoku region on Honshu island1 The capital is Sendai2


  • 1 History
    • 11 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Cities
    • 22 Towns and villages
    • 23 Mergers
  • 3 Economy
  • 4 Education
    • 41 University
  • 5 Transportation
    • 51 Rail
    • 52 Roads
      • 521 Expressways and toll roads
      • 522 National highways
    • 53 Ports
    • 54 Airports
  • 6 Sports
  • 7 Visitor attractions
  • 8 Famous festivals and events
  • 9 Notes
  • 10 References
  • 11 External links


See also: Historic Sites of Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture was formerly part of the province of Mutsu3 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 revolt4

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 Province4

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 tsunamiedit

Main article: 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

On March 11, 2011, a 90 magnitude earthquake and a subsequent major tsunami hit Miyagi Prefecture, causing major damage to the area5 The tsunami was estimated to be approximately 10 meters high in Miyagi Prefecture6

On April 7, 2011: 74-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 US Geological Survey later downgraded the magnitude to 71 from 747

In 2013, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako visited the prefecture to see the progress made since the tsunami8


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 Parks9


Fourteen cities are located in Miyagi Prefecture:

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

Towns and villagesedit

These are the towns and villages in each district:


Main article: List of mergers in Miyagi Prefecture


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 47% of Japan's rice, 23% of oysters, and 159% of sauries10

In July 2011, the Japanese government decided to ban all shipments of beef cattle from northeast Miyagi Prefecture over fears of radioactive contamination11 This has since been rescinded



  • Miyagi University
  • Miyagi University of Education
  • Miyagi Gakuin Women's University
  • Sendai University
  • Sendai Shirayuri Women's College
  • Tohoku University
  • Tohoku Gakuin University
  • Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University
  • Tohoku Institute of Technology
  • Tohoku Fukushi University
  • Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College
  • Tohoku Pharmaceutical University
  • Shokei Gakuin University
  • Ishinomaki Senshu University


Sendai Station in August 2010


  • JR East
    • Tohoku Shinkansen
    • Tohoku Line
    • Joban Line
    • Senseki Line
    • Senzan Line
    • Ishinomaki Line
    • Rikuu East Line
    • Ofunato Line
  • Sendai Municipal Subway
    • Nanboku Line
    • Tozai Line
  • Abukuma Express
  • Sendai Airport Line


Expressways and toll roadsedit

  • Tohoku Expressway
  • Yamagata Expressway
  • Sanriku Expressway
  • Sendai East Road
  • Sendai North Road
  • Sendai South Road

National highwaysedit

  • National Route 4 Nihonbashi of Tokyo–Kasukabe–Utsunomiya–Koriyama–Sendai–Furukawa–Ichinoseki–Morioka–Towada–Aomori
  • National Route 6 Nihonbashi of Tokyo–Mito–Iwaki–Soma–Sendai
  • National Route 45 Sendai–Ishinomaki–Ofunato–Kamaishi–Kuji–Hachinohe–Towada
  • National Route 47 Furukawa–Narugo–Shinjyo–Sakata
  • National Route 48 Sendai–Yamagata
  • National Route 108
  • National Route 113
  • National Route 286
  • National Route 342
  • National Route 346
  • National Route 347
  • National Route 349
  • National Route 398
  • National Route 399
  • National Route 456
  • National Route 457


Sendai Airport
  • Sendai Port – Ferry route to Tomakomai, Hokkaido and Nagoya, container hub port
  • Ishinomaki Port – Ferry route to Mount Kinka, Tashiro Island and Tashiro Island
  • Matsushima Bay


  • Sendai Airport


The sports teams listed below are based in Miyagi Prefecture

  • Baseball
    • Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Miyagi Baseball Stadium, Sendai
    • Tohoku Reia
  • Football soccer
    • Vegalta Sendai Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
    • Sony Sendai FC Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
    • Vegalta Sendai Ladies Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
  • Basketball
    • Sendai 89ERS Sendai Gymnasium, Sendai
  • Volleyball
    • Sendai Bellefille
  • Futsal
    • Voscuore Sendai
  • Professional wrestling
    • Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling

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

Visitor attractionsedit

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 eventsedit

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 Septembercitation needed
  • Sendai Pageant of Starlight in December


  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://wwwvoanewscom/english/news/asia/Devastating-Tsunami-Strikes-Northeastern-Japan-117803999html
  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://wwwphilstarcom/ArticleaspxarticleId=710867&publicationSubCategoryId=200


  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth 2005 Japan encyclopedia Cambridge: Harvard University Press ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
  • Titsingh, Isaac 1834 Nihon Odai Ichiran; ou, Annales des empereurs du Japon Paris: Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland OCLC 5850691

External linksedit

  • Official Miyagi Prefecture homepage in Japanese
  • Official Miyagi Prefecture homepage last accessed on March 25, 2007
  • Official information of each merger in Miyagi Prefecture last accessed on March 25, 2007

Coordinates: 38°21′N 140°58′E / 38350°N 140967°E / 38350; 140967

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