Sumida
墨田区
Sumida City
From left: Sumida City Office, Tokyo Skytree, and Asahi Breweries headquarters
From left: Sumida City Office, Tokyo Skytree, and Asahi Breweries headquarters
Flag of Sumida
Official seal of Sumida
Location of Sumida in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Sumida in Tokyo Metropolis
Sumida is located in Japan
Sumida
Sumida
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′N 139°49′E / 35.700°N 139.817°E / 35.700; 139.817
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTokyo Metropolis
Government
 • MayorTōru Yamamoto
Area
 • Total13.77 km2 (5.32 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2020[1])
 • Total272,085
 • Density19,759/km2 (51,180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-23-20 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
130-8640
Websitewww.city.sumida.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerAzalea
TreeCherry blossom

Sumida (墨田区, Sumida-ku) is a special ward in the Tokyo Metropolis in Japan. The English translation of its Japanese self-designation is Sumida City.

As of 1 March 2023, the ward has an estimated population of 277,058 and a population density of 20,120 persons per km2. Its total area is 13.77 km2.

Sumida's city office is located in Azumabashi, while its commercial centre is the area around Kinshicho Station in the south.

Geography

Sumida is in the north-eastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo. The Sumida and Arakawa are the major rivers, and form parts of its boundaries. Its neighbors are all special wards: Adachi to the north; Arakawa to the northwest; Katsushika to the east; Edogawa to the southeast; Taitō to the west; Chūō to the southwest; and Kōtō to the south.

Landmarks

View of Sumida from the top of Tokyo Skytree

Places

View of Sumida River from Ryogoku Bridge
Ryogoku Sumo Arena

History

The ward was founded on March 15, 1947. It was previously the (ordinary) wards Honjo and Mukojima. Mukojima, formed in 1932, contained the former town of Sumida, which along with the river gave the ward its name.

Companies

Asahi Breweries headquarters with the Asahi Flame and the Tokyo Skytree

Politics

As of 2023, the mayor is Tōru Yamamoto. The council consists of 34 members.

Transport

Further information: Transport in Greater Tokyo

Rail lines

Railway stations

Highways

Notable people

Historical

Modern

Education

Metropolitan high schools are operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

In addition, the metropolitan school district also operates a metropolitan junior high school:

Municipal kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior high schools are operated by Sumida City Board of Education (墨田区教育委員会).[10]

Municipal junior high schools:[10]

Municipal elementary schools:[10]

Municipal kindergartens:[10]

International schools:

International relations

Sumida maintains sister-city relationships with Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea, and with Shijingshan District, Beijing, China.

Works set in Sumida

References

  1. ^ "Population by District". Tokyo Statistical Yearbook. Retrieved 2022-07-15.
  2. ^ Bolstad, Max. Asahi Beer Hall. bento.com Tokyo Architecture Review, 1998. Accessed 23 December 2009.
  3. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Honjo Senior High School Archived 2016-05-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  4. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Mukōjima Shōgyō Kōtōgakkō Archived 2007-11-01 at the Wayback Machine (Tokyo Metropolitan Mukojima Commercial Senior High School Homepage) (in Japanese)
  5. ^ Mukojima Technical High School Archived 2007-10-31 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  6. ^ Tōkyō Toritsu Ryōkoku Kōtōgakkō Web Site Archived 2007-11-11 at the Wayback Machine (Tokyo Metropolitan Ryōkoku Senior High School Web Site) (in Japanese)
  7. ^ Sumidagawa SHS (in Japanese)
  8. ^ Metropolitan Tokyo Tachibana High School Archived 2016-05-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese); Tachibana High School Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Tokyo Metropolitan Ryogoku Junior High School Archived 2016-05-26 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese)
  10. ^ a b c d "Home". Sumida City Board of Education. Retrieved 2022-11-26.
  11. ^ ウリハッキョ一覧. Chongryon. Archived from the original on December 19, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)().
  12. ^ Sumida, Tokyo [@sumida_official] (July 1, 2022). 墨田区の風景が数多く登場するTVアニメ「リコリス・リコイル」が7月2日(土)23時30分~放送開始します!背景に注目しながら、ぜひチェックしてみてください。 (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved April 1, 2023 – via Twitter.