Izumi City

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  • Ikegami-Sone Historical Site
  • Izumi Koganezuka Ancient Tomb
City Area 84.982 kilometers
City Population 186,906 people (As of the end of January 2011)
No. of households 72,411 households (As of the end of January 2011)
City hall address 2-7-5 Fuchu-cho, Izumi 594-8501
Industrial promotion departments Izumi, Environment and Industry Dept. Commerce and Tourism Div.
Phone 0725-41-1551
Fax 0725-45-9352
City webpage http://www.city.izumi.osaka.jp/
Catch Copy Izumi - A vibrant city where people shine and are happy
Local industries 1 Art glass
Local industries 2 Artificial pearls
Local industries 3 Cotton products
Industry & History Izumi is blessed to have a mild climate and it has been confirmed that people have lived here for over 10,000 years since the preceramic period. At one of the best and largest ancient sites in Japan, the Ikegami-Sone Historical Site, a Yayoi culture mainly of cultivating rice was firmly in place over 2,000 years ago. At the end of the 4th century, the Izumi Koganezuka Ancient Tomb was built during the year 236, the same year that princess Himiko left for China and the area is known for the discovery of a bronze mirror she carried. During the Nara Period, the Kawachi kingdom was separated and the Izumi kingdom established, with the government being set up in Fuchu-cho within Izumi city. From then on the area was the center of economic and political development in the Izumi kingdom.
Within the city, the growing of rice has always been a major industry but during the Edo Period, cotton growing was popular and Izumi cotton was carried to Edo and Osaka. Following this tradition, even after the Meiji era and into the 1970's the textile industry which used cotton was the major industry in the city. In the southern mountainous regions bamboo and mandarin oranges have been known as specialty products since the Edo Period and the area is proud to be the largest grower of mandarin oranges in Osaka Prefecture. During peak months, the oranges are not just sold within Japan but are exported to North America as well.
Other traditional local industries include the flower growing region of Kuwabara that is said to have started by Chogen, who worked to rebuild Toudai Temple during the beginning of the Kamakura Period, by bringing back a daffodil bulb from Song in China. Glasswork and artificial pearl manufacturing developed in Shinoda since long ago and skilled craftsman use their skills polished over years of work and well-honed senses to create profound works of art. Artificial pearls known by the name "I Pearl" are a major accessory that is representative of Japan and I Pearls are currently exported to various places around the world.
In recent years Izumi has been working to create a new vibrant environment for families and businesses by developing suburbs and adjacent to them is a large industrial park called Techno Stage Izumi.
Manufacturer's Association Izumi Chamber of Commerce
Location 4-20-2 Fuchu-cho, Izumi 594-0071
Phone 0725-46-4141
Fax 0725-46-8686
HP(URL) http://www.izumicci.jp
Manufacturer's Association Japanese Artificial Pearl & Glass Work Cooperative
Location 2-2-19 Onoi-cho, Izumi 594-0006
Phone 0725-41-2133
Fax 0725-41-2135
HP(URL) None
Manufacturer's Association Senshu Textile Industry Cooperative
Location 1-30-9 Wake-cho, Izumi 594-0073
Phone 0725-41-0124
Fax 0725-41-7990
HP(URL) http://www2.odn.ne.jp/sensyu/