Morioka, Iwate facts for kids
|盛岡市 · Morioka City|
Location of Morioka in Iwate prefecture
|• Total||886.47 km2 (342.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||588/km2 (1,520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Rabbitear iris|
|Address||12-2 Uchimaru, Morioka-shi
In the 9th century, Sakanoue no Tamuramaro led forces which brought the region under imperial control.
In 1599, Morioka was founded as a castle town (jōka-machi).
In the Boshin War, Morioka was a pro-shogunate city.
During the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, Morioka was hit by a 6.1 earthquake.
The Iwate Museum of Art (IMA) is in Morioka. IMA's collection includes works works by notable local artists.
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