02 Japanese Culture

Itako 潮来

Itako City is in the southeastern part of Ibaraki Prefecture, on the border with Chiba Prefecture, and has a population of about 30,000 people. Since it is located near Kasumigaura and many wetlands, boats were necessary for the local people in the olden days. In the Edo period, the city prospered as a rice accumulation area dealing with rice from Tohoku to Edo. Millions of flowers including various kinds of iris bloom in June when “The Water Town Itako Iris Festival” is held.


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