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Morioka

(mōrē`ôkä), city (1990 pop. 235,434), capital of Iwate prefecture, N Honshu, Japan, on the Kitakami River. An industrial and commercial center, it is noted for the production of ironware. Iwate Univ. and a 12th-century castle are in Morioka.

Morioka

 

a city in Japan, located in the northern part of Honshu Island, on the Kitakami River; capital of Iwate Prefecture. Population 196,000 (1973).

Morioka is a railroad junction. There are cement, textile (knit-wear and nylon apparel), and machine-building industrial enterprises. Computers, mining equipment, and paper goods are also made in Morioka. Household utensils and traditional cast-iron articles, or nambu tetsubin, are handmade in the city.

The University of Iwate, established in 1949, and a medical institute set up in 1952 are located in Morioka. The city is also a center for horse breeding. Iron ore is mined in the vicinity.

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