|• Mayor||Katsunori Aoki (since December 2009)|
|• Total||34.80 km2 (13.44 sq mi)|
(May 1, 2015)
|• Density||12,770/km2 (33,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||5-13-1 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo|
The ward office (Katsushika city hall) is located at Tateishi.
Katsushika has boundaries with three wards of Tokyo: Adachi, Edogawa and Sumida. The cities of Matsudo in Chiba Prefecture, and Misato and Yashio in Saitama Prefecture form the northeast border of the ward.
Major rivers in Katsushika include the Edogawa, Arakawa and Ayasegawa. Nakagawa and Shin-nakagawa flows through the ward.
Districts and neighborhoodsEdit
Katsushika District was originally a division of Musashi Province. When the province was divided and reconfigured, the district was partitioned between Kita-Katsushika District (within Saitama Prefecture), Higashi-Katsushika District (within Chiba Prefecture) and the remainder was based in Tokyo Prefecture. Minami-Katsushika District conformed today's Katsushika Ward proper, plus Edogawa, Koto and Sumida wards.
On October 1, 1932, the former Minami-Katsushika District of what was then known as Tokyo Prefecture, and its seven towns and villages, merged and became part of the old Tokyo City.
The special ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
Katsushika contains the Kasai Shrine, Narihira Santosen Temple, the "Bound Jizō" of Ōoka Echizen, and Shibamata Taishakuten, selected as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan and 100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei era).
Government and infrastructureEdit
Colleges and universitiesEdit
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.
- Katsushika Commercial High School
- Katsushika Sogo High School
- Katsushikano High School
- Honjo Technical High School
- South Katsushika High School
- Nousan High School
- Katsushika School for the Blind
Elementary and junior high schoolsEdit
Katsushika operates public elementary and junior high schools.
- Katsushika Aoto Junior High School
- Katsushika Okudo Junior High School
- JR East
- Keisei Electric Railway
- Hokuso Railway Hokuso Line: Keisei Takasago, Shin-Shibamata Stations
- Osamu Akimoto, manga artist, creator of Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
- Rumi Hiiragi, actress, voice actress (Spirited Away, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
- Susumu Hirasawa, progressive-electronic musician
- Minako Honda, singer, musical actress
- Yui Horie, singer, voice actress
- Takaaki Ishibashi, owarai comedian, actor, singer
- Satomi Kobayashi, actress
- Yumi Kumakura, volleyball player
- Kazunari Ninomiya, singer, actor, voice actor, presenter
- Kenny Omega, Professional Wrestler
- Miho Takagi, actress, essayist
- Youichi Takahashi, manga artist, creator of Captain Tsubasa
Notable works set in KatsushikaEdit
The longest-running manga series in history, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo takes place in Katsushika. The neighborhood of Shibamata is the home of Tora-san, the protagonist of the long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo film series, played by Kiyoshi Atsumi. A statue of Tora-san stands outside of Shibamata Station. Other notable works set in Katsushika are the television series Kamen Rider Hibiki and the film Long Vacation. A statue of Captain Tsubasa main character, Ozora Tsubasa, is also located there, as the fictional town of Nankatsu was inspired by Katsushika itself.
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Media related to Katsushika, Tokyo at Wikimedia Commons
- Katsushika City Official Website (in Japanese)