Clockwise from left: historic town center, port of Tonoshō, Angel Road
Location of Tonoshō (■) in Kagawa Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kōhei Okada|
|• Total||74.38 km2 (28.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||559-2 Kō, Tonoshō-chō, Shōzu-gun, Kagawa-ken|
Tonoshō (土庄町, Tonoshō-chō) is a town and port in Shōzu District, Kagawa, Japan, with a population of 12,915. Located on the west coast of Shōdoshima, it is the second-largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, and is the main passenger access for the island. First settled around the 8th century, the town center grew into a complex maze of streets during the war-torn Muromachi period (1336–1573) to inhibit enemy forces. The town was officially incorporated in 1898, and today sesame oil, olives, sōmen noodles, fishing and tourism are important industries.
The town's jurisdiction totals 74.38 km², covering historic Tonoshō and smaller settlements on western Shōdoshima, as well as Teshima, Odeshima, and other nearby islands.
The town is known as the setting of the manga and anime Teasing Master Takagi-san and is the creator's hometown.Tonoshō also participates in the regional Setouchi Triennale art festival, and several art installations are found in the area.
Modern Tonoshō includes all of western Shodoshima, Teshima, and surrounding islands.
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