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Mihara village hall
Mihara village hall
Flag of Mihara
Official seal of Mihara
Location of Mihara in K?chi Prefecture
Location of Mihara in K?chi Prefecture
Mihara is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°54?N 132°51?E / 32.900°N 132.850°E / 32.900; 132.850Coordinates: 32°54?N 132°51?E / 32.900°N 132.850°E / 32.900; 132.850
PrefectureK?chi Prefecture
 o Total85.35 km2 (32.95 sq mi)
(March 31, 2017)
 o Total1,627
 o Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)

Mihara (, Mihara-mura) is a village located in Hata District, K?chi Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 1,559[1] and a density of 19 persons per km². The total area is 85.35 km².


Mihara Village was officially founded in 1953 in the southeast of Shikoku in the Hata region, approx. 153 km from the K?chi prefectural capital, K?chi city. Mihara is a quintessential mountain village situated at an altitude of approx. 120m above sea level, and is bordered by three moderate sized cities including Sukumo, Nakamura and Tosashimizu. As of 2016, Mihara has an estimated population of 1,646 people.

Village Attractions

Mihara Village is surrounded by dense mountain forests and clear, pristine rivers providing ideal conditions for farming and agriculture. As a result, Mihara Village has become well known for its superior rice and vegetable produce. Although Mihara's main industry is agriculture, the village also features some very rare and unique attractions.


Doburoku is a rare type of undistilled rice wine which is creamy in texture with a unique flavor and very potent. Although Doburoku is not exclusive to the village, Mihara is one of the few places that still produce and sell Doburoku. In addition, there is a Doburoku festival held annually in Mihara on 3 November.

Tosa Suzuri Factory

Mihara is also home to the Tosa Suzuri Factory. Suzuri (?) is the Japanese word for the inkstone used for Japanese calligraphy or shod? (). Tosa Ink stones have a strong reputation nationwide for producing a high quality Ink and are sought after by calligraphers all over Japan.


  1. ^ "Official website of Mihara Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Mihara Village. Retrieved 2017.

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