Updated at 2022-03-28
In Japanese mythology, Ebisu is a sea god and is worshipped as a patron saint by fisherpeople. With the advent of the age of exploration, shipping became a lucrative enterprise. Ebisu's scope of influence gradually expanded to include sea trade. The people even established a festival between January 9 and January 11 in its honor. Ebisu wields a fishing rod in its right hand and holds a snapper in its left.
Agreement date: July 18, 2016
Area: 1,876.77 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 942,840
Main industries/features: Tourism, industry, commerce, agriculture, fisheries