墨 田 区
|Geographical location in Japan|
(October 1, 2019)
|Population density :||19,609 inhabitants per km²|
|Community key :||13107-5|
|Flag / coat of arms:|
|Tree :||Cherry tree|
Sumida City Hall
1 - 23 - 20 , Azumabashi
|Location of Sumidas in Tokyo Prefecture|
The name of the district comes from the Sumida ( 隅田川 , -gawa ) river of the same name . However, the first character was replaced by the identical first character of the alternative name for the river bank ( 墨 堤 ).
The Sumida District consists of the following neighborhoods (for a full list, see the list of neighborhoods in Tokyo's Sumida District ):
- In the southwest are in the area of the former Honjo district
- Ryōgoku in the southwest, where the Ryōgoku Kokugikan was originally located, in which sumō tournaments in Tokyo have been held with interruptions since 1909; the Ryōgoku Bridge ( Ryōgokubashi ) near the Ryōgoku station leads the Yasukuni-dōri over the Sumida.
- Today's Ryogoku Kokugikan and the Edo Tokyo Museum are located in Yokoami, north of it .
- Further north on the banks of the Sumidagawa are Azumabashi , the bridge of the same name, and - not in the former Mukōjima district - the Mukōjima district .
- The former district borders are spanned by the Oshiage district , where the Tokyo Skytree is located,
- The northeastern part of Sumida-ku to Arakawa includes the former district of Mukōjima, which was created in 1932 when three cities from the district of South Katsushika were incorporated into the city of Tokyo. Mainly residential areas are located here, including the districts of Sumida , Higashi-Mukōjima ("East Mukōjima") and Yahiro.
- JR Chūō-Sōbu Line , from Ryōgoku or Kinshichō to Mitaka or Chiba
- JR Sōbu Main Line (Sōbu Express Line ), from Kinshichō to Tokyo or Chiba
- Keisei Oshiage Line , from Oshiage, Keisei Hikifune or Yahiro to Katsushika
- Tōbu Isesaki Line , from Narihira-Bashi, Hikifune, Higashi-Mukōjima or Kanegafuchi to Taitō or Isesaki
- Tōbu Kameido line , from Higashi-Azuma, Omurai or Hikifune to Kōtō
- Toei Asakusa Line , from Honjo-Azuma-bashi or Oshiage to Ōta
- Toei Shinjuku Line , from Kikukawa to Shinjuku or Ichikawa
- Toei Ōedo Line , from Ryogoku to Shinjuku or Nerima
- Tōkyō Metro Hanzomon Line , from Kinshichō or Oshiage to Shibuya
Sumida is the seat of the following companies:
- Asahi Beer : the seventh largest brewery in the world (including the brands Asahi Super Dry , Lech , Tyskie , Pilsner Urquell )
- Tōbu Tetsudō : Japanese railway company with one of the longest route networks in Japan, 4,300 employees
District Mayor of Sumida has been former district member of parliament Tōru Yamamoto since 2015 . In the unified regional elections in 2019 , he was re-elected against a communist candidate with over 71% of the vote. The 32 members of the local parliament were also newly elected in the uniform regional elections.
For the lower house of the national parliament, the districts of Sumida and Arakawa together with part of Taitō form the constituency of Tokyo 14 , which has been represented by the liberal democrat Midori Matsushima since 2003 with interruption . In 2017 she was re-elected with 46.9% of the votes against four candidates.
- Sumida Hokusai Museum
- Edo Tokyo Museum
- Kanto earthquake museum
- Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall with Sumo Museum
sons and daughters of the town
- Hokusai (1760–1849), representative of the Japanese ukiyo-e
- Yui Kano (* 1983), voice actress
- Seiji Miyaguchi (1913–1985), actor
- Masakazu Morita (* 1972), voice actor and actor
- Hiroyuki Nagahama (* 1958), politician
- Sadaharu Oh (born 1940), baseball player
- Shíjǐngshān Qū , Beijing (since December 13, 1997)
- Seodaemun-gu , Seoul (since October 3, 2003)
Neighboring cities and communities
- 11 Largest Beer Companies in The World in 2017 on insidermonkey.com.
- Sumida district parliament : Members by parliamentary group , accessed on June 7, 2019.
- 統一 地方 選 2019 墨 田 区長 選 . In: NHK Senkyo Web. April 22, 2019, Retrieved June 7, 2019 (Japanese).
- 統一 地方 選 ２０１９> 東京> 墨 田 区長 選 . In: Tōkyō Shimbun . April 2019, accessed on June 7, 2019 (Japanese).
- 統一 地方 選 ２０１９> 東京> 墨 田 区 議 選 . In: Tōkyō Shimbun . April 2019, accessed on June 7, 2019 (Japanese).
- Tōkyō Shimbun : Prefectural parliamentary elections in Tokyo 2017 , result Sumida-ku
- Description of the Kanto Earthquake Museum
- Sumo Museus website