31 Facts About Sendai Miyagi


Sendai Miyagi was an ideal location, being in the centre of Masamune's newly defined territories, upon the major road from Edo, and near the sea.

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Sendai Miyagi was incorporated as a city on 1 April 1889, with the post-Meiji restoration creation of the modern municipalities system following the abolition of the han system.

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Sendai Miyagi was considered to be one of Japan's greenest cities, mostly because of its great numbers of trees and plants.

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Sendai Miyagi became known as The City of Trees before the Meiji Restoration, after the feudal Sendai Miyagi Domain encouraged residents to plant trees in their gardens.

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In 1925, the Senseki Line to Sendai Miyagi Station became the first underground railway segment in Japan, preceding the opening of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line by two years.

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Sendai has been subject to several major earthquakes in recent history, including the 1978 Miyagi earthquake, which was a catalyst for the development of Japan's current earthquake resistance standards, and the 2005 Miyagi earthquake.

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Sendai Miyagi's port was heavily damaged and temporarily closed, reopening on 16 April 2011.

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Eastern Sendai Miyagi is a plains area, the center of the city is hilly, and western areas are mountainous.

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Sendai Miyagi has five wards, which were created when it became a designated city in 1989.

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Sendai Miyagi has a humid subtropical climate, which features warm and wet summers, and cool and dry winters.

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Sendai Miyagi summers are not as hot as Tokyo to the south, while the winters are much milder than Sapporo to the north, but retains significant seasonal differences in temperature and rainfall.

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However, Sendai Miyagi is a designated city, so it has the same jurisdiction as prefectures in some areas.

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Sendai Miyagi is the center of the Tohoku region's economy, and is the base of the region's logistics and transportation.

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Sendai Miyagi is frequently called a branch-office economy, because very few major companies are headquartered in the city.

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Tohoku Electric Power, a major regional supplier of electric power, has its headquarters in Sendai Miyagi and operates the Shin-Sendai Miyagi Thermal Power Station located within the city.

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Sendai Miyagi is sometimes called an "Academic City" because the city has many universities relative to its population.

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Trees in downtown Sendai Miyagi are decorated with lights during the Sendai Miyagi Pageant of Starlights.

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Sendai Miyagi is the origin of several foods, including gyutan, hiyashi chuka, and robatayaki .

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Also, Sendai Miyagi station offers the most types of ekiben of any station in Japan.

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Many crafts from Sendai Miyagi were originally created under the influence of the Date family during the Edo period.

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Sendai Miyagi was known for its production of Tansu, clothing drawers made from wood with elaborate ironwork.

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Sendai Miyagi is home to historical sites related to the Date clan.

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The ruins of Sendai Miyagi Castle are close to downtown on Aobayama, which gives a panoramic view of the city.

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Western Sendai Miyagi is home to many sites of natural beauty, many of them found around Akiu Onsen and Sakunami, which are hot spring resorts.

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Sendai Miyagi Mediatheque is a multipurpose facility that houses the city library, galleries, and film studio facilities open for use by the general public.

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Sendai Miyagi contains a Peace Pagoda, built by Nipponzan-Myohoji-Daisanga in 1974.

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Shinto shrines in Sendai include Miyagiken Gokoku Shrine, Tsubonuma Hachiman Shrine, Futahashira Shrine, and Sendai Toshogu, a memorial shrine of Tokugawa Ieyasu.

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The Diocese of Sendai Miyagi was established in 1891, only two years after the promulgation of a new constitution guaranteeing freedom of religion in Japan, in 1889.

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In 2006, Sendai Miyagi hosted some games of the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

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Sendai Miyagi Girls' Pro Wrestling is a joshi wrestling company based in sendai.

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Sendai Miyagi has hosted international conferences about disaster management, as is recognized as a model city for disaster risk prevention.

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