Emukae, Nagasaki

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Location of Emukae in Nagasaki Prefecture

Emukae (江迎町, Emukae-chō) was a town located in Kitamatsuura District, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2009, the town had an estimated population of 6,849 and a density of 182.00 persons per km². The total area was 32.07 km².

On March 31, 2010, Emukae, along with the town of Shikamachi (also from Kitamatsuura District), was merged into the expanded city of Sasebo.[1]

Emukae is most famous for its annual Sentoro Festival, which features a giant triangular frame bearing one thousand red lanterns. It is also the home of Senryugataki (Senryu Waterfall).

Sentoro festival's giant lantern tower

The town has two preschools, a kindergarten, two elementary schools and one junior high school (middle school). It is approximately one hour's drive from the city hall of Sasebo, two hours from Nagasaki, and about three hours from Fukuoka.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-02-03. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

External links

  • Sasebo official website (in Japanese)

Coordinates: 33°18′N 129°39′E / 33.300°N 129.650°E / 33.300; 129.650

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