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kawa

kava

[kah-vuh]
or kava kava

Nonalcoholic, yellow-green, somewhat bitter beverage made from the root of the pepper plant (mainly Piper methysticum) in most South Pacific islands. It is traditionally consumed in the kava ceremony, which includes the ritual making and drinking of kava and a ceremonial feast. It is taken to relieve stress and anxiety and as a mood elevator.

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is a city located in Fukuoka, Japan.

As of October 1, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 38,374 and the density of 1,140 persons per km². The total area is 33.61 km².

The city was founded on April 1, 1954. The name means 'big river'.

Geography

Ōkawa is located in southern Fukuoka Prefecture next to the border with Saga Prefecture. The Chikugo River flows from northeast to southwest through the city, which is relatively flat. At the centre of Ōkawa, the Hanamune River flows into the Chikugo River as a tributary.

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