Itsuki (五木村, Itsuki-mura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

Itsuki

五木村
Village
Flag of Itsuki
Flag
Official seal of Itsuki
Emblem
Location of Itsuki in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Itsuki in Kumamoto Prefecture
Itsuki is located in Japan
Itsuki
Itsuki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°23′51.5″N 130°49′41.6″E / 32.397639°N 130.828222°E / 32.397639; 130.828222Coordinates: 32°23′51.5″N 130°49′41.6″E / 32.397639°N 130.828222°E / 32.397639; 130.828222
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKumamoto Prefecture
DistrictKuma
Area
 • Total252.94 km2 (97.66 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total1,136
 • Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeGinkgo biloba
 • FlowerCamellia
 • BirdJapanese white-eye
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.vill.itsuki.lg.jp

In March 2017 the village had an estimated population of 1,136[1] and a density of 4.5 persons per km2. The total area is 252.94 km2.

The village is located in the southeast of Kumamoto and the north of the regional center Hitoyoshi. It is very mountainous and most villagers live in narrow valleys eroded by Kawabe River and others.

The name of Itsuki is well known for an indigenous folksong Itsuki no Komoriuta, or Lullaby of Itsuki.

The plan for constructing Kawabe River Dam was accepted by the village after a long dispute among villagers and environmentalists.

Kawabe River DamEdit

This project has been put on hold by the Japanese government until further notice.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Itsuki Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Itsuki Village. Retrieved 1 May 2017.

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