Shinojima

Last updated
Shinojima
Native name:
篠島
Shinojima Island Aerial photograph.jpg
Aerial photograph of Shinojima
Aichi geolocalisation relief.svg
Red pog.svg
Shinojima
Japan natural location map with side map of the Ryukyu Islands.jpg
Red pog.svg
Shinojima
Geography
Location Mikawa Bay, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates 34°40′30″N137°0′15″E / 34.67500°N 137.00417°E / 34.67500; 137.00417
Area0.94 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Coastline8,200 m (26900 ft)
Highest elevation41.9 m (137.5 ft)
Administration
Japan
Prefecture Aichi
District Chita
Town Minamichita
Demographics
Population1,653 (2015)
Ethnic groupsJapanese
Shinojima Beach Shinojima1.jpg
Shinojima Beach
Shino Junior High school Xiao Dao Xiao Zhong Xue Xiao 1.jpg
Shino Junior High school
Shinojima Fishing Port Shinojima- Island Fishermens Wharf - panoramio.jpg
Shinojima Fishing Port

Shinojima (篠島) is an inhabited island in Mikawa Bay on the Pacific coast of Japan. [1] The island is administered as part of the town of Minamichita in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2015, the island's population was 1,653 inhabitants in 622 households. All of the island is within the borders of the Mikawa-wan Quasi-National Park.

Contents

Geography

Shinojima is located approximately 10 kilometers from either Chita Peninsula or Atsumi Peninsula and three kilometers south of Himakajima. The highest point on the island is 41.9 meters, and is located in approximately the center of the island. Settlement is concentrated in a single hamlet. The total area of the island is 0.94 square kilometers. The island is rocky, and is surrounded by numerous offshore rocks and reefs.

History

Shinojima has been inhabited since at least the Jōmon period, as archaeologists have found Yayoi period and Kofun period remains. Long associated with Ise Shrine, the island is mentioned in the Nara period Man'yōshū poetry anthology. It has supplied salted and dried sea bream to the shrine for use as offerings since before the Nara period. During the reconstruction of Ise Shrine every twenty years, one of the buildings from Ise Shrine is always dismantled and shipped to Shinojima where it is re-erected as the honden of the local Shimmei Jinja, founded in 771 AD. During the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Owari Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate and contained a fishing settlement. Kato Kiyomasa is said to have used granite quarried on Shinojima in the construction of Nagoya Castle. With the establishment of the modern municipalities system after the start of the Meiji period, the island was organized as a village within Chita District, Aichi. It merged with surrounding towns and villages to form the town of Minamichita on June 1, 1961.

See also

Notes

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Izu Shotō," Japan Encyclopedia,.

Related Research Articles

Owari Province Former province of Japan

Owari Province was a province of Japan in the area that today forms the western half of Aichi Prefecture, including the modern city of Nagoya. The province was created in 646. Owari bordered on Mikawa, Mino, and Ise Provinces. Owari and Mino provinces were separated by the Sakai River, which means "border river." The province's abbreviated name was Bishū (尾州).

Mie Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Mie Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu. Mie Prefecture has a population of 1,781,948 and has a geographic area of 5,774 square kilometers (2,229 sq mi). Mie Prefecture borders Gifu Prefecture to the north, Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture to the northwest, Nara Prefecture to the west, Wakayama Prefecture to the southwest, and Aichi Prefecture to the east.

Handa, Aichi City in Chūbu, Japan

Handa is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 118,259 in 51,846 households, and a population density of 2,494 persons per km². The total area of the city was 47.42 square kilometres (18.31 sq mi).

Anjō City in Chūbu, Japan

Anjō is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 188,693 in 76,087 households, and a population density of 2,193 persons per km². The total area of the city was 86.05 square kilometres (33.22 sq mi).

Nishio City in Chūbu, Japan

Nishio is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 169,984 in 65,553 households, with a population density of 1,054 persons per km². The total area of the city was 160.22 square kilometres (61.86 sq mi). It is a regional commercial and manufacturing center and the country's leading producer of powdered green tea.

Gamagōri City in Chūbu, Japan

Gamagōri is a city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 80,063 in 32,800 households, and a population density of 1,407 persons per km². The total area of the city is 56.92 square kilometres (21.98 sq mi).

Tōkai, Aichi City in Chūbu, Japan

Tōkai is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 113,698 in 51,035 households, and a population density of 2,618 persons per km². The total area of the city was 43.43 square kilometres (16.77 sq mi).

Chiryū City in Chūbu, Japan

Chiryū is a city located in central Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 71,992 in 32,579 households, and a population density of 4,414 persons per km². The total area of the city was 16.31 square kilometres (6.30 sq mi).

Tahara, Aichi City in Chūbu, Japan

Tahara is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 60,206 in 22,576 households, and a population density of 315 persons per km². The total area of the city is 191.12 square kilometres (73.79 sq mi).

Aichi Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Aichi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshū. Aichi Prefecture has a population of 7,552,873 and a geographic area of 5,172.92 square kilometres (1,997.28 sq mi) with a population density of 1,460 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,800/sq mi). Aichi Prefecture borders Mie Prefecture to the west, Gifu Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture to the north, and Shizuoka Prefecture to the east.

Minamichita Town in Japan

Minamichita is a town in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 17,393 in 7338 households, and a population density of 453 persons per km². The total area of the town was 38.37 square kilometres (14.81 sq mi).

Mihama, Aichi Town in Japan

Mihama is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 22,701 in 8852 households, and a population density of 491 persons per km². The total area of the town was 46.20 square kilometres (17.84 sq mi)

Taketoyo Town in Japan

Taketoyo is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 43,147 in 18,392 households, and a population density of 1,636 persons per km2. The total area of the town was 26.38 square kilometres (10.19 sq mi).

Chita District

Chita is a rural district located in southwestern Aichi Prefecture, Japan, on Chita Peninsula.

Atsumi was a rural district located in southern Aichi Prefecture, Japan, located on the Atsumi Peninsula in Mikawa Bay. As a result of various consolidations and mergers of municipalities, the district was incorporated into the cities of Toyohashi and Tahara in 2005.

Chita Peninsula

Chita Peninsula is a peninsula to the south of Aichi Prefecture, central Honshū, Japan. It runs approximately north-south. To the west is Ise Bay, while to the east it encloses Mikawa Bay. It faces the Atsumi Peninsula southeast across Mikawa Bay. Chūbu Centrair International Airport is located off the west coast of the peninsula.

Himakajima

Himakajima (日間賀島) is an inhabited island in Mikawa Bay in Aichi Prefecture, Japan off the coast of the Chita Peninsula, which is administered by the town of Minamichita, Aichi. All of the island is within the borders of the Mikawa-wan Quasi-National Park. It draws many tourists who come to eat the octopus and blowfish caught off the island and prepared there, to enjoy the onsen, to fish, or to spend time on the beach. Per the 2015 Japanese census, the island had a population of 1896 people in 607 households.

Nomazaki Lighthouse

Nomazaki Lighthouse or just Noma Lighthouse is a lighthouse in town of Mihama, Chita District, Aichi, Japan built during the Taishō period, located on Chita Peninsula in Mikawa Bay.

Atsumi Peninsula

Atsumi Peninsula is a peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, central Honshū, Japan. It has an approximate length of 50 kilometres (31 mi) east-west, separating Mikawa Bay from the Philippine Sea to the south, with Ise Bay lying to its west. It faces the Chita Peninsula, to the northwest, across the entrance to Mikawa Bay. It has a width ranging from 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), and its highest point is 328 metres (1,076 ft). Its total area is approximately 200 square kilometers.

Irimi Shell Midden

The Irimi shell midden is an archaeological site containing a Jōmon period shell midden located in the Ogawa neighborhood of the town of Higashiura, Aichi in the Tōkai region of Japan. The site was designated as a National Historic Site in 1953.

References

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Shino Island at Wikimedia Commons