東広島市立図書館/東広島市デジタルアーカイブ

わたしたちの東広島市(英語)

1 Our towns

(4)Takaya Cho

日本語中国語ポルトガル語

Industrial parks
Takayahigashi District Industrial Park and Higashihiroshima Chukaku Industrial Park are located in Takaya. The two industrial parks are home to over 40 companies. They send many products across Japan by rail and highway.

Higashihiroshima Chukaku Industrial Park
Takayahigashi District Industrial Park

 
Sake rice production
Higashihiroshima is known nationwide as a city of sake. Rice called “sake rice” is essential for making delicious sake. The variety of sake rice called Yamadanishiki is known to make especially delicious sake. This sake rice suits the climate of Hiroshima and brings out the best taste of sake.

Yamadanishiki sign

Yamadanishiki

Let’s study it with other traditional industries that we learn about in 4th grade.

Trivia【Beautiful, glistening red roof tiles】
There are many houses with red roof tiles in Saijo Basin. It is a rare sight even in Japan. Why do they use red roof tiles?
These tiles originally came from Shimane Prefecture 160 years ago. They were very strong and convenient for farmers who used to change thatched roofs every year. Moreover, the soil in Saijo Basin was clay suited to making strong tiles that are resistant to cold weather. Tiles were also kiln-fired at over 1,000 degrees to make them less water-absorbent. Red roof tiles thus spread quickly among people.
Today, red roof tiles are produced by roof tile manufacturers in Takaya Cho. Let’s continue to protect the beautiful scenery of red roof tiles.