Upper stage:Handa Red Brick Warehouse
Lower stage:DownTown of Handa City
Location of Handa in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Izō Sakakibara|
|• Total||47.42 km2 (18.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,470/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Japanese Black Pine|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||2-1 Tōyō-chō, Handa-shi, Aichi-ken 475-8666|
During the Edo period, the area of Handa city was part of Owari Domain. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms of October 1, 1889, the towns of Handa and Kamezaki were founded, as was the town of Narawa the following year. These three towns merged on October 1, 1937, to form the city of Handa.
Handa has a strong historical connection with soy sauce, sake and vinegar brewing, and remains the worldwide headquarters of the Mizkan Vinegar Group. During World War II, Nakajima Aircraft Company established an aircraft production plant in Handa. In the post-war period, this was redeveloped into a heavy industrial zone, including a production plant by Dow Chemical. Handa and Midland, Michigan became Sister Cities in 1981, a relationship that continues to this day.
- Nihon Fukushi University – Handa campus
- Handa has seven elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools, and two special education schools.
- East Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
- Meitetsu – Kōwa Line
- Kinuura Rinkai Railway – Handa Line
- (freight only)
Japan National RouteEdit
Chitaōdan Road and Chita Cycling Road
Sister city relationsEdit
- Okkawamatsuri Festival
- Kamesaki Festival
- Mizkan Museum
- Handa Red Brick Building
- Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum
- Yakachi River
- CLACITY HANDA
Notable people from HandaEdit
- "Mizkan official home page".
- "Midland official home page". Archived from the original on 2008-12-04.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.