Seya-ku, Yokohama

Seya-Ku, Yokohama

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thumb|Seya Ward Office is one of the 18 wards of the city of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2010, the ward had an estimated population of 126,839 and a density of 7,390 persons per km². The total area was 17.16 km².

Geography

Seya Ward is located in eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, and on the northwestern borders of the city of Yokohama. The area is largely flatland, with scattered small hills.

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History

The area around present-day Seya Ward has been inhabited continuously for thousands of years. Archaeologists have found stone tools from the Japanese Paleolithic period and ceramic shards from the Jomon period, house ruins from the Yayoi period and tombs from the Kofun period at numerous locations in the area. Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, it became part of Kamakura District in Sagami Province. By the Kamakura period, parts of Seya were part of a shōen which supported the Shinto shrine of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu. The Kamakura-kaidō, a highway linking Kamakura with the provinces in northern Japan also passed through the area. During the Muromachi......
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