|目黒区 · Meguro City|
Cherry blossoms along Meguro River, Nakameguro, Meguro.
Location of Meguro in Tokyo
|• Total||14.70 km2 (5.68 sq mi)|
|Population (September 1, 2008)|
|• Density||17,757/km2 (45,990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Great Tit|
The municipality calls itself "Meguro City" in English.
The ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
The area now known as Meguro was originally two towns. One was called Meguro, and the other was called Hibusuma. Both used to be parts of the Ebara District of Musashi Province. The two were combined to create Meguro ward for Tokyo City in 1932. The ward area has not changed since then.
The number of people living in Meguro has not changed over the last forty years. The high was almost 300,000 people in 1970, and the low was under 250,000 in 1995. See census information below.
- 1970: 295,612 people
- 1975: 285,003 people
- 1980: 273,791 people
- 1985: 269,166 people
- 1990: 251,222 people
- 1995: 243,100 people
- 2000: 250,140 people
- 2005: 264,064 people
- 2010: 268,719 people
Foreign embassies and consulates
There are many embassies from African nations in the ward.
Colleges and universities
- University of Tokyo Komaba Campus
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Note: Tokyo Gakugei University and Tokyo Metropolitan University used to be in Meguro. They have moved, but railway stations named for them kept the university names.
- Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
- Himonya Catholic Church
- Himonya Hachiman Shrine
- Ōtori Shrine
- Ryūsen-ji (Meguro Fudo temple). Its black-eyed (me-guro) statue of Fudo gave Meguro its name.
Famous people from Meguro
- Yumiko Fujita: actress
- Waka Inoue: model, actress
- Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
- Shigeru Izumiya: folk singer, entertainer
- Kazuo Tokumitsu: announcer
- Takuya Kimura: singer and actor in male idol group SMAP
- Shizuka Kudo: popular singer, Takuya Kimura's wife
- Keisuke Kuwata: singer, Southern All Stars
- Nobuyo Ōyama: voices the cartoon character Doraemon
- Halca & Yucali of the Hip-hop duo Halcali
Photographs of Meguro
Images for kids
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