Makurazaki Midtown Walk
Makurazaki is famous for typhoon and dried bonito.
Makirazaki is a town where the sun shines and located in the south end of mainland. It is facing to the East China Sea.Makurazaki is a prominent produ-ctive center of dried bonito, chrysanthemum, tea and so on. Output of dried bonito is No.1 and catch of
fish is No.2 in Japan.
respectively.Tea,from Makurazaki of ‘Hime- Fuki’acquired the gold-prize in the Deli-cious Food Contest of Britain in 2009. Makurazaki is located in the point of Japan geographically andalso aiming at the top position of industry.
It is in the 12th century that Makurazaki appears first in the history book of Japan. The clan of the Heike defeated in the fight of the Genji and the Heike which occurred in around 1180 hid and lived in Tabugawa village of Makurazaki. Chunagon Kunimitsu Hino was transported to Makurazaki in the disturbance age of the 13th century and court noble Nobusuke Konoe at the end of 16th entury. Makurazaki prospered very much by mining of gold and the bonito fishery in the middle of 17th century. In 1862, Takamori Saigo, who is the key person of Meiji Restoration, landed on Makurazaki port and stayed in the house of port official on the way in return from Amami Oshima.In 19th century, Mr. Ko Hara, the pioneer of modern bonito fishery, went to Indonesia three times to develop the fishery of bonito with wooden power ship of 91 tons only.
Mr.Kaoru Kayano has received the above mentioned honor in 2009. Makurazaki is a town where people having the spirit of forward-looking live in now and old times.
In general, noted places and historic spots are introduced in sightseeing, however, we, Kedogawa Club, are thinking that primary and secondary indus-tries are also tourist resources. We introduce to you the sightseeing spots with abundant varieties in Makurazaki.