Yasugi, Shimane

Yasugi (安来市, Yasugi-shi) is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.

Yasugi

安来市

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Location of Yasugi in Shimane Prefecture
Yasugi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°25′42″N 133°15′13″E
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'in)
PrefectureShimane Prefecture
Government
  MayorHiroki Kondo (since October 2008)
Area
  Total420.97 km2 (162.54 sq mi)
Population
 (March 1, 2017)
  Total38,875
  Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Symbols
  TreeCherry blossom
  FlowerBamboo
  BirdSwan
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressYasugi-cho 878-2, Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture (島根県安来市安来町878-2)
692-8686

As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². The total area is 420.97 km2 (162.54 sq mi).

Yasugi was elevated to city status on April 4, 1954.

The ruins of Gassantoda Castle are in Yasugi.

Yasugi steel is the brand name made by Hitachi Metals, Ltd. The city was an ancient steel-making (tatara) center.

According to legend, the goddess Izanami was buried here. In Shinto, both holy and negative concept exists.

Yasugibushi, which is as known famous for folk song (Minyo) in Japan.

On October 1, 2004, the towns of Hakuta and Hirose (both from Nogi District) were merged into Yasugi.

Sightseeing

The Adachi Museum of Art has Japanese gardens and a collection of contemporary Japanese paintings, comprising approximately 1,300 of the country's most highly regarded paintings produced after the Meiji period and centering on the works of Yokoyama Taikan. There is a free shuttle between JR Yasugi Station and the museum (20 minutes).

Other sightseeing spots include:

  • Soil scoop experience dojo place
  • Yasugi Bushi Art Center

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Yasugi is twinned with:


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