Kawamata

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Kawamata (川俣町, Kawamata-machi) is a town in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2020, the town had an estimated population of 12917 in 5414 households, and a population density of 110 persons per km². The total area of the town was 127.7 square kilometres (49.3 sq mi).Kawamata is known for its production of silk and silk products. In the late 6th century, Ōtomo no Koteko, also known as Otehime, came to this area. According to tradition, she is honored for having encouraged silk farming in the area. The town is also known for the raising of shamo, a special breed of game bird similar to chicken. Shamo ramen is a local speciality.
Kawamata's main annual event is the Cosquín en Japón festival, a three-day celebration of traditional Argentinian music and dance, which is held each year in October.

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