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The location of Emukae in Nagasaki Prefecture.
 is a town located in Kitamatsuura District, Nagasakimarker, Japanmarker.


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

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.

A planned merger of municipalities will be implemented around March 31, 2010; the Kitamatsuura District municipalities of Emukae and Shikamachimarker will merge into the city of Sasebo.

References

  1. http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/kyusyu/42.htm


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