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☕ | Two classmates decided to open a cafe, and four months later, Mogi was in a healing space.

Mr. Yokobori (right) and Mr. Ando standing in the store where you can enjoy the rural scenery along the Sakagawa from a wide window.

Four months after two classmates decided to open a cafe, Mogi in a healing space

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Nasu Town

Nasu Town(Nasumachi) isTochigiLocated in the northeastNasu-gunBelongs totown.NasushiobaraCommuting rate is 20.7% (22 national census).


Southwest of townNakagawaFlows, and on the east sideYamizo MountainsThere is.NortheastKurokawaFlows, halfway throughFukushimaIt is a prefectural border with.NorthwestMt. Chausudake,Mt. Asahidake, Etc., at the foot of the large resort areaNasu plateauThere is, and the central part of the town is TakahisahillsOccupies and goes down in altitudeOtawaraTowardsFanIt has become.Near the center of the town in the northeast ⇔ southwest directionTohoku Expressway,National Route 4, Tohoku Shinkansen (about 60% of the northern parttunnelSection) is passing.EasternJR Tohoku Main Line,AlsoNational Route 294Passes in the north-south direction, Honmachi and Fukushima PrefectureShirakawaAt the border of the border is the Myojin of the border.


Extremely cold due to the high altitude,Köppen climate classificationThen.West coast marine climateBelongs to.It often falls below freezing 10 degrees from winter to spring.It is cool in the summer, and the average daily temperature in August is 8 ℃.SapporoIt is the same level as 20.5 ℃.Precipitation is especially high in summer and the hours of sunshine are short.

Nasu plateau
140 degrees 2.1 minutes east longitude, 37 degrees 7.4 minutes north latitude, 749 meters above sea level
Climate of Nasu Town (Nasu Kogen)
Highest temperature record ° C (° F12.7
Average maximum temperature ° C (° F1.7
Average daily temperature ° C (° F−1.8
Average minimum temperature ° C (° F−5.4
Minimum temperature record ° C (° F−11.7
Precipitation amount mm (inch)52.0
Average days of precipitation (≥1.0 mm)10.99.912.011.612.416.118.417.015.311.19.18.9152.7
Average monthlyDaylight hours117.8127.6156.0173.6160.7110.3102.2116.896.4116.1127.7125.21,530.4
Average sunshine hours3.
Source 1: Science chronology
Source 2:Japanese Meteorological Agency (Average value: 1981-2010, extreme value: 1888-present)[2][3]




Population distribution of Nasu, Tochigi, Japan.svg
Population distribution by age in Nasu Town and the whole country (2005)Population distribution by age and gender in Nasu Town (2005)
Purple-Nasu Town
Green-All over Japan

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


  • Mayor of Nasu
1Nisuke Mashiko1954/(Showa29 years)11/3195812/20
2Kotaro Yamaguchi1958/(33)12/211962 (Showa 37)/12/20
3Kenya Sasanuma1962/(Showa 37) January 121966 (Showa 41)/12/20
41966/(Showa 41) January 121970 (Showa 45)/12/20
51970/(Showa 45) January 121974 (Showa 49)/12/20
61974/(Showa 49) January 121978 (Showa 53)/12/20
7Mashiko Shigeo1978/(Showa 53) January 121982 (Showa 57)/12/20
81982/(Showa 57) January 121986 (Showa 61)/12/20
91986/(Showa 61) January 121990 (Heisei 2)/12/20
101990/(Heisei2 years) April 121994 (Heisei 6)/12/20
11Jie Fujita1994/(6) April 121998 (Heisei 10)/12/20
121998/(10) April 1220023/10
13Masahiro Sato2002/(14)4/720064/6
142006/(18) April 42010 (Heisei 22)/4/6
15Masaru Takaku2010/(22) April 42014 (Heisei 26)/4/6
162014/(26) April 42018 (Heisei 30)/4/6
17Yukihiro Hirayama2018/(30) April 4Incumbent

Source:Nasu Town Statistics 29 Edition (PDF)

  • Deputy Mayor, Mayor of Education, Account Manager
  • General Affairs Division, Tax Affairs Division, Planning and Finance Division, Residents' Life Division, Health and Welfare Division, Agriculture and Forestry Promotion Division, Construction Division, Tourism Commerce and Industry Division, Accounting Division, Water and Sewerage Division, Agricultural Commission Secretariat, School Education Division, Lifelong Learning Division, Parliamentary Secretariat, Audit Committee Secretariat, Election Commission Secretariat (as of 2008)

House of Representatives

ConstituencyRepresentative nameParty nameNumber of winsRemarks
Tochigi 3rd district(Nasu Town,Otawara City,Yaita,Nasushiobara,Nasu Karasuyama,Nakagawa TownKazuo YanaLDP3Constituency



With Nasu Kogen and Nasu Onsen, tourism is the main industry.Railroad traffic for sightseeing purposes is in the neighboring townNasushiobara Station-Kuroiso StationIt will be accessed from.road signThere is a factory[4].

Major companies with headquarters


List of town names

Regional division is based on the regional introduction page on the Nasu Town official website.[5]..In the demographics of Nasu Town, it is summarized by a common name town name that is different from the following district division by large letters.[6].

Ashino area

  • Oaza Ashino
  • Oaza Tomioka
  • Oaza Yokooka
  • Large character Yorii

Iono area

  • Azusa Oaza
  • Oaza Iono (In Iono's hometown, the pronunciation was as close to "Yono" as possible than "Iono")
  • Inazawa
  • Ohata
  • Owasu
  • Oaza Numanoi
  • Oaza Higashiiwazaki
  • Oaza Minozawa
  • Oaza Mutsuya
  • Oaza Ryose (why)

Nasu area / plateau area

  • Oaza Urushitsuka
  • Oshima
  • Oaza Takakuko
  • Takakuotsu Oaza
  • Oaza Takakuhei
  • Terako Oaza
  • Oaza Terakootsu
  • Terakohei Oaza
  • Oaza Toyohara
  • Oaza Toyohara Ko
  • Oaza Toyohara Otsu
  • Toyoharahei Oaza
  • Oaza Yumoto (Yumoto)


high school

Long time agoNasu Kogen Kaijo Junior and Senior High SchoolWas located, butGreat East Japan EarthquakeAfter the disaster, it is located only as a registered location,TokyoTama CityMoved to.The school itself2017/The school was closed in (29).

Junior high school

primary school

  • Nasu Municipal Kurodahara Elementary School
  • Nasu Municipal Takahisa Elementary School
  • Nasu Town Tashiro Yuai Elementary School


The postal code corresponds to the following. 3 The collection and delivery station is in charge of collection and delivery.

  • Nasu Post Office: "325-03xx"
  • Kurodahara Post Office: "329-32xx"
  • Iono Post Office: "329-34xx"

post office

  • Ashino Post Office (07008)
  • Kurodahara Post Office (07040)
  • Nasu Onsen Post Office (07055)
  • Iono Post Office (07062)
  • Nasu Post Office (07173)
  • Oshima Post Office (07223)
  • Nasu Otani Post Office (07702)
  • Nasu Toyohara Simple Post Office (07725)

Phone Number

The entire town is Kuroiso except for some areas (described later)MAThe area code is "0287".The following buildings correspond to the accommodation station, and the city code is as follows.

  • Kurodahara Station: 71, 72
  • Ashino Bureau: 74
  • Iono 2 station: 75
  • Nasu station: 76
  • Nasu Osawa Bureau: 77
  • Nasu Yokozawa Bureau: 78

The following areas are under the jurisdiction of the detention bureau outside Nasu Town.

  • Kuroiso Bureau: 60, 62, 63, 64, 73
    • Some areas of Oaza Takakuko, Oaza Takakuotsu, Oaza Takakuhei, Oaza Terako, Oaza Terako Otsu, and Oaza Terakohei are applicable.
  • Nishinasuno 2 stations (Otawara MA, area code is "0287"): 36, 37, 38, 39
    • Applicable to some areas of Oaza Takakuotsu.

Friendship city




It is connected to the Nasu Kogen area by a private route bus.Railway stationIs adjacentNasushiobaraInKuroiso StationandNasushiobara StationIs.The railways that pass through Nasu Town are mainly local transportation, and there are only four Nasu Townspeople Buses a day from Kurodahara Station, which is the representative station of the town, to the direction of Nasu Kogen.

Transit Bus

  • Kanto Motor: Kurodahara Station --Ashino --Iono, Nasu Ropeway --Nasu Yumoto Onsen --Naka River (--Nasu Shiobara Station).
  • Fukushima Transportation : Shin-Shirakawa StationThere is a line connecting the plateau exit and Tsunago in the town.There is only a Tsunago bus stop in the town.Shirakawa Sales OfficeIs in charge.
  • Nasu Townsman Bus: Operates 2 routes in the town.
  • Nasu-cho demand-type shared transportation: A demand-type shared vehicle that connects stations, public facilities, hospitals, etc. in the Kurodahara area with various parts of the town.


Famous places, historic sites, sightseeing spots, festivals, special events


  • Nasuko Festival
  • Nasu Flood Reconstruction Memorial Festival
  • Nasu Kogen Beko Festival
  • Nasu Town Health Marathon Tournament
  • Nasu Town Ekiden Tournament
  • Nasu Nine-tailed Festival



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Mashiko Town

Mashiko Town(Mashiko Town) isTochigiLocated in the southeastHaga-gun Oftown..A production center for pottery since the end of the Edo period.ShowaPeriodShoji HamadaBecame famous by the activities ofMashiko wareKnown for[1].

The flowers of the town are golden-rayed lilies, the trees of the town are red pine, and the birds of the town are warblers.Each was enacted in 1977.MokaCommuting rate to 21.3%,Utsunomiya CityThe commuting rate to Japan is 12.0% (both according to the 22 census).


Located in the north of the Kanto Plain.Kokai RiverFlows from north to south on the west side of the town, and the plains of the riverbank occupy most of the town.The southern part of the townIbarakiIt borders the prefecture and is a hilly area.The highest point in the town is Amamakizan at an altitude of 533m.

Adjacent municipalities


Mashiko's ancient templeSaimyoji TempleThe tradition of Saimei-ji is737/(Balance9) It is assumed that Gyoki was founded and Kiari Maro was erected. In the 10th centuryUtsunomiyaRoh partyMashikoHas gained power.Mr. MasukoKishiWas based in Saimei-ji Castle.From the end of the Heian period to the beginning of the Muromachi period, many temples and shrines were built in Mashiko Town.Yoritomo GengenWhen he raised a soldier to subdue Mr. Fujiwara Oshu, Mashiko Masashige was successful as a party of Mr. Utsunomiya, and along with another party of Mr. Utsunomiya, Yoritomo gave him the first-class white flag, which is the flag of Genji.From Kamakura to the Northern and Southern Dynasties, Masuko played an active role as Utsunomiya's party.Mashiko's castles and forts were built in Mashiko, including Saimei-ji Castle and Nanai Castle.When Mr. Utsunomiya arrived in the Northern Court during the turmoil of the Northern and Southern Courts, the Shogun Kasuga of the Southern Court was based in Hitachi Province.1339/I attacked Mashiko.This was later repelled,1351/Mashiko became a battlefield again, and the cathedral of Saimyoji was burned down.1394/Mashiko Katsunao rebuilt Dou in Saimyoji.By the way1492/To the tower gate,1538/(astronomicalIn 7), the pagoda was rebuilt by the Masuko family.However, during the Warring States period, Mr. Masuko often confronted Mr. Utsunomiya.After the family reign succeeded the family, the conflict between the neighboring lord and Mr. Masuko increased, and in 1583 Shigetsuna Masuko (the younger brother of the family, according to one biography) disobeyed Mr. Utsunomiya, and as a result, Mr. Utsunomiya in 1589. Masuko and Saimei-ji Castle were destroyed.

Nasu in the Edo periodKurobane ClanMr. OzekiIt was added to the territory as a flying territory and reached the end of the Edo period. It was called "Shimonosho" and a camp was set up. After the abolition of the feudal clan in July 1871, it was integrated from Kuroba prefecture to Utsunomiya prefecture in November, and in 7 Utsunomiya prefecture was integrated into Tochigi prefecture and belonged to Tochigi prefecture.Also1895/ToMashiko TownWas installed, and laterNanai Village,TanomuraWas placed.

1910/(Meiji43 years)Light Railway LawIs issued,Railway InstituteIs in some new light railway construction plansLower building-NanaiTieMoka LineIncluding.Construction started the following year,1912/4/1ShimodateMokaThe space was partially opened.By the way1913/7/11The section between Moka and Nanai was also opened, and the entire planned line was opened.later,Karasuyama Town(CurrentNasu Karasuyama)WhenMotegiFrom these two, a petition was made to extend from Nanai to each town, and the invitation battle became a political tool of the political party.Seiyu, a member of the Diet based in Motegi Town, was elected to the House of Representatives, so finally from NanaiMotegiStretching to

1954/(Showa29 years)6/1In Mashiko TownNanai Village,TanomuraMerged,Mashiko TownIt became.

So-called"Great Heisei mergerMashiko Town also participated in the Haga District Merger Council and was discussing the merger with neighboring local governments.However, in June 2004, there was strong opposition from the residents.MotegiAnnounced withdrawal, and the merger talks themselves became unsuccessful, and in early August, they saw an agreement to abolish the council. On August 8, the town council voted to abolish the merger council, and after notifying the governor, the merger council was abolished on the 8st of the same month.

Mashiko ware

Mashiko wareIs one of the so-called Miyayaki1852/(KaeiFive years) It was started by Keizaburo Otsuka.KasamaKeizaburo Otsuka, who trained in the Kuno kiln and tried to burn Setomono using Mashiko's soil, was the lord of the domain.Masuaki OzekiGave land to Nekoya at the foot of the mountain behind Mashiko Jinya.Production is steadily increasing1855/It became a kiln.It was mainly made for kitchen miscellaneous goods,KinugawaIt was sold in Edo using the water transportation of.The clan encouraged Mashiko ware for financial reconstruction.

After losing the patronage of the clan, Mashiko actively manages Mashiko ware and tries to expand the road while meeting the demand.At that time, clay bottles were selling well, and it is said that the production of export clay bottles was well received. The Mashiko Pottery Cooperative was formed in 1894, and later the Mashiko Pottery Training Center was set up.

The turning point for Mashiko ware, which mainly consists of actual products, came in the Taisho era.Folk artMovement potter,Shoji HamadaLived in Mashiko and created unique works that made use of Mashiko's soil.Hamada was later recognized as a national important intangible cultural property holder (so-called Living National Treasure).

Chronological Table

Administrative region transition

  • Timeline of transition
Transition of Mashiko Town Area (Timeline)
YearsDateTransition of administrative areas related to the current Mashiko town area
1889/(22th year of Meiji)4/1Municipal systemWith the enforcement, the following towns and villages were established.[2][3]
  • Mashiko Village ← Mashiko Village, Nabatame Village, Kamioha Village, Shimooba Village, Hanawa Village
  • Nanai Village ← Nanai Village, Osawa Village, Oyake Village, Ashinuma Village, Kitanaka Village, Taihei Village
  • Tanomura ← Nagatsumi Village, Koizumi Village, Umekeuchi Village, Motonuma Village, Yamamoto Village, Maezawa Village, Osato Village, Ueyama Village, Higashi Tai Village
1894/(27th year of Meiji)3/1Mashiko village enforces town systemMashiko Townbecome.
1954/(29)8/1Mashiko Town, Nanai Village, and Tano Village mergedMashiko TownWas launched.
  • Transition table
Transition table of Mashiko town area
First year of the Meiji era--22nd year of the Meiji eraMeiji 22
Meiji 22-64XNUMX-presentNow
Mashiko VillageMashiko VillageApril 27, 3
Town system
Showa 29/8/1
Mashiko Town
Mashiko TownMashiko Town
Ikutame Village
Kamioha Village
Shimooba Village
Hanawa Village
Nanai VillageNanai Village
Osawa Village
Oyake Village
Ashinuma Village
Meiji 12
Ohira Village
Nagatsumi VillageTanomura
Koizumi Village
Umega Uchimura
Motonuma Village
Yamamoto Village
Maezawa Village
Osato Tomura
Shangshan Village
Higashi Tai Village

Gion Festival

  • Mashiko Gion FestivalIs a festival held every year from July 7rd to July 23th as a festival of Yasaka Shrine, and 7 districts of Ujigami in the town block ((I.e.-(I.e.-Uchimachi-Inside the castle-Saido-) And Yamamoto in the Tano areaFloatParades around the town. (However, the route is from Shinmachi to Saido)
  • On the 23rd of the first day, at the joint sales center south parking lotHand cylinder fireworksWill be shown.
  • On the 24th, it is an intangible cultural property designated by the town that has been handed down since the Edo period.Mikami Sake Ceremony(Omiki Chodaishiki) ”will be held.
  • At Kashima Shrine in the town from 25:22 on the XNUMXth of the last dayViewingIs performed.

2009/Hanawa floats have entered the market.

2010/Every time the floats in the Yamamoto area withdrew from the Gion Festival.

Cultural property

  • Saimyoji Temple --Romon, three-storied pagoda, main hall kitchen (all important cultural properties of the country)
Saimei-ji isXNUMX BandoIt is one of the No. 20 pagoda, and its pagoda is said to be one of the three major pagoda in the Kanto region.There is also a rare "laughing enma" statue.
  • Jizo-in Temple --Main hall (national important cultural property)
  • Entsuji Temple ――In addition to the front gate (important cultural property of the country), it has many cultural properties.


Population distribution of Mashiko, Tochigi, Japan.svg
Population distribution by age in Mashiko Town and the whole country (2005)Population distribution by age and gender in Mashiko Town (2005)
Purple-Mashiko Town
Green-All over Japan

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


House of Representatives

ConstituencyRepresentative nameParty nameNumber of winsRemarks
Tochigi 4rd district(Mashiko Town,Oyama City,Moka,Shimotsuke(OldIshibashi,Kokubunji Town),Tochigi City(OldOhira Town,Fujioka Town,Toga Town,Iwafune TownArea),Haga-gun,Shimotsuga-gunTsutomu SatoLDP8Constituency

Administrative agency



Town name / large letters

Mashiko district

  • Oaza Kamioba
  • Oaza Shimooba
  • Jonaizaka
  • Oaza Nabatame
  • Hanawa
  • Mashiko Oaza

Nanai district

  • Oaza Ashinuma
  • Ozawa Osawa
  • Ohira
  • Oyake
  • Oaza Kitanaka
  • Oaza Nanai
  • Nanaichuo(Nanai Chuou)

Tano district

  • Oaza Umegauchi
  • Ogoudo
  • Oaza Kaminoyama
  • Oaza Koizumi
  • Oaza Nagatsumi
  • Oaza Higashidai
  • Oaza Maezawa
  • Oaza Motonuma
  • Oaza Yamamoto


high school

Junior high school

primary school

・ Mashiko Municipal Ou Elementary School

  • Mashiko Municipal Mashiko Elementary School
  • Mashiko Municipal Mashiko Nishi Elementary School
  • Mashiko Nanai Elementary School
  • Mashiko Town Tano Elementary School

A school that once existed

  • Mashiko Municipal Ou Elementary School (closed on March 2007, 3)
  • Mashiko Municipal Oyake Elementary School (closed on March 2007, 3)
  • Mashiko Municipal Yamamoto Elementary School (closed on March 2007, 3)



The postal code corresponds to the following. 1 The collection and delivery station is in charge of collection and delivery.

  • : "321-42xx" "321-41xx"[5]

post office

  • Mashiko Post Office (07023)
  • Nanai Post Office (07070)
  • Tano Post Office (07132)


The whole town is MokaMAThe area code is "0285".The following buildings correspond to the accommodation station, and the city code is as follows.

  • Mashiko station: 70, 72


Moka RailwayThere are two stationsMashiko StationIs the main station.other,Nanai StationIs in the town.Moka StationviaShimodate Station,AlsoMogi StationLeads to.The road connects the prefectural capitals of Tochigi and Ibaraki prefecturesNational Route 123Crosses the northern part of the town from east to west,AizuwakamatsuLead toNational Route 294Crosses north and south.YonezawaStarting fromNational Route 121Is the only national highway that ends in Mashiko Town, and ends in the town area where National Highway No. 123 intersects.There is also a road leading to Sakuragawa City, Ibaraki Prefecture.


Transit Bus

Express Bus



Food culture:

Sister city/affiliated city


sister city


sister city

Participation in Challenge Day

Mashiko Town has been participating since 2008. May 2008, 5IwateKarumai TownHe won the match against him while appearing for the first time with an overwhelming difference.Also participated in the second Challenge Day on May 2009, 5.OpponentHiroshimaTakeharaSaitamaOgano TownHe won his second victory in the match against.

Mashiko Flower Expo

  • From January 2009, 4Mashiko Flower ExpoWas held.


More informations

  • Mascot-Mashiko Town Mascot Character


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  1. ^ Mashiko ware Britannica International Encyclopedia Small Item Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Kadokawa Japan Place Name Dictionary Compilation Committee "Kadokawa Japan Geographic Names Dictionary 9 Tochigi Prefecture ”,Kadokawa Shoten,Year 1984 ISBN 4040010906 Than
  3. ^ Nihon Kayo Shuppan Co., Ltd. Editorial Section "National Municipalities Transition Overview",Japan Kayo Publishing, 2006,ISBN 4817813180 Than
  4. ^ ""Voice of the townspeople first" Mashiko new mayor Hirota is the first to go to the office". Shimotsuke Newspaper SOON (September 2022, 4). 2022/4/20Browse.
  5. ^ The "321-41xx" area is under the jurisdiction of the former Nanai Post Office. Transferred to Mashiko Post Office in 2016 due to the elimination of collection and delivery stations at Nanai Post Office.
  6. ^ "List of sister city tie-ups"(Sister city tie-up data)

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