The Info List - Tajimi

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Tajimi (多治見市, Tajimi-shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. As of 1 December 2017[update], the city had an estimated population of 111,826 in 46,122 households,[1] and a population density of 380 persons per km2. The total area of the city was 117.01 square kilometres (45.18 sq mi). The city is famous for its production of Mino ware ceramics, especially in the Oribe and Seto styles.


1 Geography

1.1 Climate 1.2 Neighbouring municipalities

2 Demographics 3 History 4 Government 5 Economy 6 Education 7 Transportation

7.1 Railway 7.2 Highway

8 Sister City relations 9 Local attractions 10 References 11 External links

Geography[edit] Tajimi is located on the southern border of Gifu Prefecture with Aichi Prefecture. The Kiso River and the Shōnai River flow through the city. Climate[edit] The city has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively cold winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Tajimi is 15.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1855 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 34.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around -2.3 °C.[2] Tajimi set the record for Japan's highest recorded daytime temperature of 40.9˚ Celsiusi on August 16, 2007.[3]

Climate data for Tajimi, Gifu (1981~2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 9.2 (48.6) 10.5 (50.9) 14.4 (57.9) 20.5 (68.9) 24.9 (76.8) 28.1 (82.6) 31.7 (89.1) 34.1 (93.4) 29.4 (84.9) 23.5 (74.3) 17.5 (63.5) 11.9 (53.4) 21.31 (70.36)

Average low °C (°F) −2.3 (27.9) −1.9 (28.6) 1.3 (34.3) 6.8 (44.2) 12.0 (53.6) 17.3 (63.1) 21.5 (70.7) 22.6 (72.7) 18.9 (66) 11.6 (52.9) 5.2 (41.4) −0.1 (31.8) 9.41 (48.93)

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency[4]

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Gifu Prefecture

Toki Kani

Aichi Prefecture

Kasugai Ibigawa Seto Inuyama

Demographics[edit] Per Japanese census data,[5] the population of Tajimi has increased rapdily over the past 40 years..

Census Year Population

1970 76,846

1980 87,812

1990 106,213

2000 115,740

2010 112,595

History[edit] The area around Tajimi was part of traditional Mino Province. During the Edo period, much of the area was tenryō territory under the direct control of Tokugawa shogunate. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms, Toki District in Gifu Prefecture was created, and the town of Tajimi was established on July 1, 1889 by the creation of the modern municipalities system. Tajimi annexed the town of Toyota from neighbouring Kani District in 1934, and was raised to city status on August 1, 1940. Tajimi subsequently annexed the villages of Koizimi and Ikeda from Kani District in 1944, and the villages of Ichinokura and Kasahara from Toki District in 1951. On January 23, 2006 the town of Kasahara (from Toki District) was merged into Tajimi.[6] Government[edit] Tajimi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 24 members. Economy[edit] Tajimi is traditionally known for ceramics, although due to increasing competitive pressures, especially from imported sources, only a few producers remain within the city limits, and economic activity in ceramics is increasing orientated towards trade and wholesaling. Education[edit] Tajimi has 13 public elementary schools and eight public middle schools operated by the city government and one private combined middle/high school. The city has three public high schools operated by the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education. The Nagoya Institute of Technology has a campus in Tajimi. Transportation[edit] Railway[edit]

JR Central - Chūō Main Line

Tajimi - Kokokei

JR Central - Taita Line

Tajimi - Koizumi - Nemoto - Hime


Chūō Expressway Japan National Route 19 Japan National Route 248

Sister City relations[edit]

- Terre Haute, Indiana, United States, since September 1962

Local attractions[edit]

Eihō-ji, a Zen monastery Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu Mino International Ceramics Festival (every three years)


^ city official statistics(in Japanese) ^ Tajimi climate data ^ Gifu Prefecture sees highest temperature ever recorded in Japan - 40.9 - Japan News Review ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2012-03-28.  ^ Tajimi population statistics ^ 多治見市と笠原町 合併の歩み. Tajimi official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tajimi at Wikimedia Commons Official website (in Japanese)

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Ena Gero Gujō Hashima Hida Kakamigahara Kaizu Kani Mino Minokamo Mizuho Mizunami Motosu Nakatsugawa Ōgaki Seki Tajimi Takayama Toki Yamagata

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Ibigawa Ikeda Ōno

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Hichisō Higashishirakawa Kawabe Sakahogi Shirakawa Tomika Yaotsu

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