a seaport on NE Shikoku, in SW Japan. Unabridged
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prefecture (ken) and city, Shikoku, Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean. The prefecture's 1,600 sq mi (4,145 sq km) are drained by the Yoshino-gawa (Yoshino River), whose valley is followed by a major railway. Since the Tokugawa era (1603-1867) salt making and the cultivation and processing of indigo and tobacco have been special activities. Other agricultural products include rice, vegetables, and flowers for the Osaka-Kobe area.

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