Tajimi, Gifu

Tajimi, Gifu

Infobox City Japan
Name= Tajimi
JapaneseName= 多治見市

Region= Chūbu
Prefecture= Gifu
LatitudeDegrees= 35
LatitudeMinutes= 20
LongtitudeDegrees= 137
LongtitudeMinutes= 8

CityHallAddress=2-15 Hinode-machi, Tajimi-shi, Gifu-ken
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.tajimi.gifu.jp/ City of Tajimi]

nihongo|Tajimi|多治見市|Tajimi-shi is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 103,736 and the density of 1,333.54 persons per km². The total area is 77.79 km².Tajimi is located in the Tono region of Gifu Prefecture, on the Toki River. Tajimi is well known for ceramics, especially Oribe and Seto styles. In addition to biannual pottery fairs, the city hosts the Mino International Ceramics Festival every three years.

Tajimi is also home to Eihō-ji, which belongs to the Nanzenji faction of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. Eihoji is located on Kokeizan, in the northern section of the city. Tajimi is also home to a Catholic monastery belonging to the Society of the Divine Word. The monastery is famous for its wine. The city was founded on August 1, 1940.

Tajimi has had a strong sister-city relationship with Terre Haute, Indiana, USA since the 1960s.

The hottest temperature ever measured in Japan - 40.9˚ Celsius - was recorded in Tajimi on August 16, 2007. [ [http://www.japannewsreview.com/society/national/20070816page_id=1553 Gifu Prefecture sees highest temperature ever recorded in Japan - 40.9] - [http://www.japannewsreview.com Japan News Review] ]


ister Cities, Friendship Cities

* Terre Haute, Indiana, United States

Educational institutions

High schools

*Tajimi High School
*Tajimi Technical High School
*Tajimi-kita High School



*Central Japan Railway Company
**Chūō Main Line


*Chūō Expressway - Tajimi IC
*National Route 19
*National Route 248

Famous Places, Historic Sites, Scenic Spots

*Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu


External links

* [http://www.city.tajimi.gifu.jp/ Tajimi official website] in Japanese

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