Tokushima Prefecture

Prefectural capital:Tokushima City
From the Edo Period to the early Meiji Period, Tokushima Prefecture had been a major producer of Japanese indigo which had been used to dye. In modern days, it has grown various vegetables such as sweet potato called “Naruto kintoki”, sudachi, lotus root and strawberry.

The Naruto whirlpools in the Naruto Strait are very famous visitor attractions of Tokushima Prefecture. When the tide dynamically moves, and the whirlpools occur, tourists cheer. In addition, the Awa Dance Festival which is held from 12 to 15 August in Tokushima City is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year. The origin of Awa Dance (Awa Odori) had begun in the late 16th century in Awa Province (old Tokushima). In modern times, Awa dance is popular throughout Japan.

See also
*Prefectures of Japan

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