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is one of the special wards
. It lies in the northeast of the ward area. The ward calls itself Katsushika City
As of 2008, the ward has an estimated population of 429,289 and a density of 12,600 people per km². The total area is 34.84 km².
Katsushika has sister-city relationships with Fengtai District in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and with Floridsdorf, a district of Vienna, Austria.
The Shibamata Taishaku-ten Nichiren Buddhist temple is in Katsushika.
Katsushika ward is at the east end of Tokyo metropolis.
It is on an alluvial plain
and it is low above sea level
The ward office (Katsushika city hall) is located at Tateishi.
Katsushika has boundaries with three wards of Tokyo: Adachi
. The cities of Matsudo
in Chiba Prefecture
, and Misato
form the northeast border of the ward.
Major rivers in Katsushika include the Edogawa, Arakawa and Ayasegawa.
Nakagawa and Shin-nakagawa flows through the ward.
- Higashi Horikiri
- Higashi Kanamachi
- Higashi Mizumoto
- Higashi Shin-koiwa
- Higashi Tateishi
- Higashi Yotsugi
- Minami Mizumoto
- Mizumoto Koen
- Nishi Kameari
- Nishi Mizumoto
- Nishi Shin-koiwa
On October 1
, the former Katsushika District of what was then known as Tokyo Prefecture, and its seven towns and villages, merged and became part of the old Tokyo City
The special ward was founded on March 15, 1947.
Katsushika contains the famous Narihira Santosen Temple, and the "Bound Jizō" of Ōoka Echizen fame.
- Kumiko Endo, actress and entertainer
- Rumi Hiiragi, actress, seiyu (Spirited Away, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
- Minako Honda, singer, musical actress
- Yui Horie, singer, seiyu
- Kaname Kawabata, singer with the duo Chemistry
- Satomi Kobayashi, actress
- Yasutaka Komiya, living national treasure, maker of Edo kimono
- Kazunari Ninomiya, singer, actor, musician, DJ, songwriter, showhost, model, seiyu
- Nanako Ōkōchi, actress
- Miho Takagi, actress, essayist
Famous works set in Katsushika
The long running film series, the Otoko wa Tsurai yo
series starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
as Tora-san, takes place in Katsushika, as does the manga
series, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo
. Other notable works set in Katsushika are the television series Kamen Rider Hibiki
and the film Long Vacation
Katsushika operates public elementary and junior high schools.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education operates public high schools.
The metropolis operates the Katsushika School for the Blind