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Shibata City

Shibata City(Shibata) isNiigataShimoetsu districtIt is inCity.


Shibata CityEchigo PlainIt is a core city in the northern part of Niigata prefecture, located in the northern part of Niigata prefecture.A white sandy beach facing the Sea of ​​Japan extends to the northwestern part of the city, and to the eastern partMt. Iidesan,Mt. NinoujidakeYou can see the mountain from the city.Also in this areaKaji RiverPaddy fields that use water sources such as these are spreading, and are one of the best in the prefecture.Rice(Koshihikari Rice) Is also known as the production center.

Shibata Domain Ofcastle townThe city that prospered asShibata CastleThere are many historical buildings such as, and even now, the divisions and roads at the time of the castle town,Shibata RiverThe waterways such as are still in their former appearance.MeijiからPrewarOver timeMilitary capitalAs,After the warDeveloped as a commercial city in the northern part of the prefecture.ThatShowaThere are many buildings and townscapes such as the old public fresh fish market and each shopping street that retain the remnants of those days, and it is also a charming town.Against this background, the citizens of Shibata2004(Heisei16 years)Shibata CastleThere is a great deal of interest in preserving and maintaining the cityscape, including the restoration of the third-floor turret and Tatsumi turret, and the citizens themselves are enthusiastically working on it.

Shibata feudal lord in the city emblemMizoguchi familyThe family crest "Mizoguchi Ryo" (both Kasuri Ryo and Gokai Ryo) is used as it is.

NiigataCommuting rate is 16.6% (22 national census).


Adjacent local governments

  • Kitakata
    • Mt. IidesanBecause the mountain trail on the ridgeline is Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture.

Area / city composition

The city area consists of a total of 11 districts, including the central main office district and 12 districts based on the former municipality that was incorporated after the war.[1]..In addition, the city planning master plan has 10 different regional settings.[2].

The center of the main office district isShibata StationCantilever over 1km along the road extending west from the frontarcadeIs installed, and this street is virtuallymain StreetIt has become.Once along this streetDepartment store・ Although there were multiple large-scale commercial facilities, they were closed and relocated to the suburbs one after another around the 1990s, and hollowing out is progressing.On the other handNiigata BypassContinue fromNew field bypass,Shibata Minami BypassSuburban commercial facilities are opening one after another along the line[3],2005(17) OpenAEON MALL ShibataIs typical.In line with such developmentCity areaAlso spreads widely ( DID Area is1980(55) 5.50km2→2010(22) 9.49km2[4]), Residential land development has continued inside these bypasses even in the 2010s.[5].

SuchDonut phenomenonVarious efforts are being made as measures against[6], In January 2006Prefectural Niigata HospitalIs in front of the stationOkura SilkMoved to the site of the Shibata factory, and in 2016, the station-front complex facility centered on the libraryIkunes ShibataIn 2017, the new city hall with an open space "Yorines ShibataWas opened one after another.The city hall has been moved from the former samurai district on the north side to the former tradesman's district (currently the main street).


Agano River-Shinano RiverThis area, which was opened up in the basin of the Middle AgesMr. SasakiSidelineMr. ShintaTakes over and flows through this landShibata RiverA castle was built in the basin of the city by making use of the water transportation.

Keicho3 years(1598), Was a vassal of the Toyotomi familyHidekatsu MizoguchiWas transferred to this area after gaining the territory of 6 stones, until the end of the Edo period.Shibata Domain TheMr. MizoguchiGoverned byShibata Castle Ofcastle townWill develop as[7][8]..Characteristic towns such as samurai towns, tradesman towns, and temple towns were formed in the castle, and in the surrounding area, lowland cultivated land was promoted by the development of Nitta.

Meiji4May 7(1871May 8)ofAbandoned DomainShibata Prefecture was established in Japan, but soonNiigataTransferred to.1878(Meiji11 years)County, town and village organization lawIn the area north of the Agano River (Agakita area) The whole areaKitabamabara-gunThen, the county office was set up in Shibata Honmura, and Shibata developed as the center of the Agakita region.1873It was abandoned in (Meiji 6)Shibata CastleIn the ruins ofarmy Of16rd Infantry RegimentFrom the Meiji era to the end of the war, this town strengthened its character as a military town (this was even after the war).Japan Ground Self-Defense ForceShibata CampIt remains as, and continues to the present. ).

It was after World War II that the city system was enforced and became "Shibata City".1947(Showa22 years).

Origin of city name

There are various theories about the origin of "Shibata".

  • The theory that the new rice field "newly developed rice field" was created by clearing the wasteland[9]..In addition, as a reinforcement theory and background of this theory,Edo PeriodIn the middleShiunjigataNitta was developed, etc.GranaryDeveloped asHokuriku-TohokuThis is because it has a local history.
  • The theory derived from the "state edge" that borders the lagoon[9]
  • AinuThe theory is derived from "Shibita," which means "where salmon can be picked."[9]
  • 隲 ィ ェThe theory derived from the company field "Suwata"[Source required]

The place name "Shibata" isEnjoyment3 years(1454)ofNakajo FusasukeRecord [Note 1]..Such,Muromachi PeriodSeen from.[9] One of the speculations about the notation "Shibata" is that the local pronunciation of "Shibata" at that time was "Shinbatta" or a similar pronunciation, and the character "Shibata" was applied accordingly.[10].

In addition, the accent in pronouncing "Shibata" is placed in "shi" in the standard language, but it may be placed in the second letter "ba" locally (this is).Shirone,swallow,新 井It is a pattern often seen in three-letter place names in the prefecture)[11].


  • 1875(Meiji 8) August: Sotojo Village, Koji Village, Blacksmith Uemachi, and Shitamachi merged,Ijimino VillageBecomes
  • October 1875 (Meiji 8): Matsuoka Village and Matsuoka Nitta merged,Matsuoka VillageBecomes
  • 1876(Meiji 9) August: Due to mergerTakitani VillageとJinai VillageWas launched.
Takitani VillageTakitani Village, Jobanoka Nitta
Jinai VillageShimodate Shinmura, Shimoderauchimura
  • 1877(Meiji 10) November: Uramura NittaUramuraBecomes
  • 1886(Meiji 19) February: Sunayama Village and Iijima Nitta Jijo merged,Sand mountain villageBecomes
  • April 1886 (Meiji 19): Ura Nitta and Akahashi merged,UrashindenBecomes
  • 1887(Meiji 20) March: Kaminaka Yamamura and Nakai Nitta merged,Kaminakayama VillageBecomes
  • 1889March:Municipal systemByShibatahon VillageとShibata TownIs born
Shibatahon VillageNinomaru, Furumaru, Sotogawa, Sotogawa Ura, Sannomaru, Kakekura, Nanakencho, Hachikencho, Hachikencho Ura, Gomencho, Teramachi, Teramachi Ura, Bamboo Town, Babacho, Doshincho, Ko Kadomachi, Katadacho, Dwarf Town, Nishi Tsukiji, Shimo Teppocho, Tanimachi, Nishigawa, Uramachi, Onouecho, Tsukiji, Nakasone, Katamachi, Fukurocho, New Tsukiji, Shimosugi Nawate
Shibata TownHigashimachi, Izumicho, Suwacho, Asahicho, Teppocho, Manmachi, Uemachi, Nakamachi, Shitamachi, Sashimonocho, Fuyacho, Okemachi, Timber Town, Konyacho, Craftsman Town, Shitamachi, Jizodocho, Shindo, Hirokoji, Kamitetsuguncho, Shimizudani, Tadokorocho, Sashimonocho
Torigoya VillageIijima Shinden, Ota Nitta, Shimokonomura, Torianamura, Sunayamamura
ArakawaArakawa Village, Kaminakayama Village
Ijimino VillageIjimino Village, Kanaya Village
Naidake VillageKamishinbo Village, Shimoshinbo Village, Kodera Village, Eguchi Village, Ueuchi Takemura, Shimouchi Takemura, Yushu Village, Omi Village, Yamazaki Village
Matsuura VillageOtomo Village, Urashinden, Matsuoka Village, Osaki Village, Yawata Village, Yawatashinden, Urashinden, Hoshobashi Village, Muikamachi Nitta, Kokai
Yonekura VillageYonekura Village, Yamauchi Village, Nakayama Village
Akadani VillageKamia Akadani Village, Takitani Village
Nakai VillageArai Tamura, Nakata Village, Kobune Watari Village, Nagahata Village, Nakatani Uchimura, Nakatani Uchishinden, Kuwanokuchi Village, Doga Village
Shimazuka VillageHigashizuka Nome Village, Nishizuka Nome Village, Itashiki Village, Shimagata Village, Nishinagara Village
Saruhashi VillageSaruhashi Village, Funari Nitta, Tomitsuka Village, Yukoshi Village, Okuyama Shinbo Village, Nakasone Village
Omiya VillageOtomo Village, Oto Village, Miyako Ki Village
Itazu VillageItayama Village, Kami Hazu Village, Shimo Hazu Village
IshidaShimotakaoka Village, Tsuruga Village, Okada Village, Nishihimeda Village, Ishiki Shinmura
Kusugawa VillageShimokusugawa Village, Minami Shield Shinmura, Higashihimeda Village, Tagai Village, Toramaru Village, Kamikusugawa Village, Kamisanko Village, Shimosanko Village
Kuramitsu VillageKamiishikawa Village, Nakagawa Shinmura, Shimonakae Village, Takimura, Kuramitsu Village, Kitanakae Shinmura, Nakatsuma Shinmura, Shimonakae Shinmura, Nakakura Village, Fumoto Village, Higashimiyauchi Village, Nakatsuma Village, Kuroiwa Village
Sugatani VillageSugaya Village, Shigeyama Nitta, Koide Village, Jinai Village, Jinai Village, Yokoyama Village, Arasawa Village, Kumaide Village, Mizoashi Village, Shimonakayama Village, Maruichi Nitta
  • 1890(Meiji 23) March 3: Kusugawa VillageTakenomata VillageChanged the name to.
  • 1901(Meiji 34) November 11: Shibata Motomura and Shibata Town merged,Shibata TownLaunched
Konuma VillageNakai Village, Shimazuka Village
Ijimino VillageIjimino Village, Naidake Village
Kawahigashi VillageOmiya Village, Itazu Village, Ishida Village, Takenomata Village
Sugatani VillageSugaya Village, Kuramitsu Village
Matsuura VillageMatsuura Village, Arakawa Village
Sasaki villageSasaki Village, Minoshima Village, Torigoya Village
Shibata TownShibata Motomura, Shibata Town
  • 1959(34)
  • 2003(Heisei15 years) July 7: Kitakanbara-gunToyoura TownIncorporated.With a population of over 9, it will temporarily become the fourth most populous municipality in the prefecture (before this).Kashiwazaki,Sanjo CityNext to the 6th).
  • 2005(17) May 5: Kitakanbara-gunShiunji Town, Incorporated Kajikawa Village.The population exceeds 10.However, in terms of population size, it will be the fifth largest in the prefecture after Sanjo City, which was newly merged on the same day.
  • 2017(29) January 1: Moved the city hall main government building from Chuomachi 4-chome to Chuomachi 4-chome.

Great Heisei merger

2003May 7,Kitabamabara-gunToyoura Town,2005May 5, Kitakanbara-gunShiunji Town,Kajikawa VillageWas incorporated and merged.The area after the merger is 532.82km2, Total population 106,834 (July 2003, 7)Basic Resident RegisterFrom).Before the Great Heisei Consolidation, the city was behind the scenes due to the later enforcement of the city system than Kashiwazaki City and Sanjo City, which are cities of the same size in the prefecture, and the population was the sixth largest in the prefecture, but the population has increased due to the merger. Beyond Kashiwazaki City, it has the fifth largest population in the prefecture.afterwards,2007May 4It has overtaken Sanjo City in its statistics and currently has the fourth largest population.

Disaster history


Population distribution by age in Shibata City and the whole country (2005)Population distribution by age and gender in Shibata City (2005)
■Purple-Shibata City
■Green-All over Japan

Changes in the population of Shibata City (corresponding area)
Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsStatistics Bureau CensusThan

See the following site for the latest estimated population.



  • Kaoru Nikaido(August 2010, 12, 1th term)
    • Yoshitada Katayama (former mayor, 1998rd term from December 12, 1)



In the surrounding areaEchigo Plain OfRice cultivationAgricultural area centering on is spreading.Against this background, food-related industries and brewing companies are conspicuous in terms of industry.Also,castle townでtea ceremonyMaybe because of the tradition ofJapanese sweetsThere are many businesses[13][14].

Workplaces for women in winter farms and people from the cityKihachiro Okura OfOkura ZaibatsuThere were many textile industries, especially garment factories, due to the existence of the Okura Silk Mill Shibata Factory, but the number has been decreasing in recent years due to the outflow of work overseas.

In the dunesOil resource developmentThere is a Shiunji gas field inNatural gasAlso has the role of underground storage[15]..In addition, Route 7New field bypassOil was mined along the railway line until the 2000s (Niigata Oil Shibata Mine)[16].

There used to be the Akaya mine in the eastern part of the city, which produced resources such as copper and iron, but closed in 1977 (Showa 52).[17](However, limestone was mined until 1998[18]).

Main companies in the city


There is only one fishing port in the city area[19][20].

  • Matsuzuka fishing port

Sister cities/partner cities


  • Japanese flagKaga City(Ishikawa)
    Friendship City Alliance (* Friendship City Alliance on November 1991, 11): After Toyotomi Hideyoshi settled in the world, he was a vassal of Hideyoshi in 8 and was the lord of Kaga Daishoji Castle (1583 stones).Hidekatsu MizoguchiIs placed in Shibata, Echigo (6 stones).
  • Japanese flagSuzaka(Nagano)
    Sister city tie-up: In the Edo period, Takemae Gonbei from Yonako, Suzaka City, and his younger brother Kohachiro were involved in the reclamation work of Shiunjigata, so on June 60, 6, at that time.Shiunji TownAnd sister city tie-up.Even after Shiunji Town was incorporated into Shibata City on May 17, 5, exchanges throughout the city, including Yonago and Yonago Towns in both cities, have continued actively.




high school

As of October 2019, in addition to Shibata City, Agano City, Tainai City, etc.Agakita area, And attracting many students from Niigata City[21].

Junior high school

primary school

Special school

  • Niigata Prefectural Takemata Support School
    • Niigata Prefectural Takemata Special Needs School Ijimino Branch School

Facilities other than school education

Facilities / life

Medical facility

Cultural facility


Sports team

Sports Facilities

River facility

life line

Administrative facilities, etc.

City facilities
  • Toyoura Government Building
  • Kajigawa Government Building
  • Shiunji branch
Prefecture agency
  • Shibata Regional Promotion Bureau
National agency

裁判 所

Defense facility


Railway line

Conventional line

Shibata Station, the central station, is a station where the JR Uetsu Main Line and the Hakushin Line meet.There are seven stations in the city.

Waste line

Long time agoNational railwayAkaya LineIs Shibata Station ~Higashi-Akatani StationThere was a gap,1984All lines have been abolished.Also, from Higashi-Akatani StationNittetsu Mining Akaya Mining Co., Ltd. dedicated railwayAlso existed.


Express Bus

Izumi Kanko BusOperates a route to Tokyo.

General route bus


General national road
Main local road
General prefectural road
Road Station

Sights/historic sites/tourist spots

Shibata downtown

Ijimino district

Former Toyoura Town


Festivals and events

Works set in Shibata City


Famous people

Person with connection

Shibata's specialty


Before the war, "Shibata" was abbreviated as "ShibataAt that time, the description "Shibata" was widely used in newspaper reports.Due to its remnants, many elderly people still use the abbreviation "Shibata" as an example.Shibata Station"Shibata Station",Shibata High School"Shibataka",Shibata Agricultural High School(As an example that can still be seen today, the lyrics of "Akaya Line Railroad Song" are displayed in the Akaya Line corner of the "Niitsu Railway Museum" near Niitsu Station. "A whistle voice" in itShibata Station Haya, my train is away. ")

Newspapers, television, and other media in the prefecture followed this convention until the mid-1980s (especially "turf farming" was often used because the school had a good track record in sports, etc.). As a result, questions were asked, "What is it like to abbreviate a place name using characters that do not exist in the original place name?", So these descriptions were gradually eliminated.


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注 釈

  1. ^ Echigo Oei's turbulence(1423), There is a description of "Kurokawa, Kachi, Shibata, Shirakawa"


  1. ^ Shibata City New Energy Vision Chapter 2 Regional Characteristics p.14 (PDF)
  2. ^ City mass, p.62
  3. ^ Location, pp.24
  4. ^ Location, pp.20-21
  5. ^ Location, pp.22-23
  6. ^ Urban area, p75
  7. ^ "No.001 Hidekatsu Mizoguchi”. Shibata City. 2018th of February 4Browse.
  8. ^ "Shibata / Hitoshi-People related to Shibata- [No.1] (PDF)”. Shibata City. 2018th of February 4Browse.
  9. ^ a b c d Kakugawa Japanese Place Name Dictionary 15
  10. ^ Niigata place name
  11. ^ "May 5th (Monday) Nice day at Niigata dialect today!". Takeyasu Kondo's Exclusive Gokigen Hour Niigata Ben that can be used right now by Podcast. BSN Niigata Broadcasting (September 2012, 5). 2020th of February 5Browse.
  12. ^ Repeated damage to the Kaji River, the same place as last year "Asahi Shimbun" August 42, 8 Morning edition 29th edition, page 12
  13. ^ About Shibata Tea Ceremony and Japanese Sweets --Shibata Town Development Promotion Corporation --Archive by WayBack Machine
  14. ^ "Special Feature: Coloring Autumn-Shibata's "Tea Ceremony Culture" (PDF) "Public Relations Shibata" No. 1499, Shibata City, September 2019, 9, pp. 2-4.
  15. ^ "Current status and issues of underground natural gas storage". 30th Comprehensive Resources and Energy Study Group Basic Policy Subcommittee Gas System Reform Subcommittee. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry-Oil resource development. 2020th of February 10Browse.
  16. ^ "Gas from a dormant oil well, oil Niigata / Shibata"Sankei Shimbun. (July 2017, 3). https://www.sankei.com/life/news/170301/lif1703010073-n1.html 
  17. ^ "Akaya district welfare activity plan pp.1-4 Community message board". Community-based welfare activity plan. Shibata City Council of Social Welfare. 2020th of February 11Browse.
  18. ^ Yasuya Shimosaka, Takeo Wada, Togo Kameyama, Shozo Takahashi, Yoshio Ogura "B24 About clay minerals from Akaya Mine, Niigata Prefecture"Abstracts of the 43rd Clay Science Conference, 1999, pp. 122-123," two:10.11362 / cssj2.43.0_122.
  19. ^ Matsuzuka fishing port --Shibata City. Retrieved February 2019, 2.
  20. ^ History of fishing ports and villages in Niigata -Niigata Prefecture Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department, Fishing Port Division. Retrieved March 2019, 2.
  21. ^ "Special feature: Town development for students (PDF) "Public Relations Shibata" No. 1503, Shibata City, September 2019, 11, pp. 1-4.
  22. ^ Movie "Miss Moonlight" Official Homepage Retrieved November 2020, 5.


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