Iwate Prefecture is the second largest prefecture in Japan in terms of area (the first being Hokkaido).
The prefectural capital is Morioka City.
The specialty of Iwate is "wanko soba.
Chuson-ji Temple is probably the most famous tourist spot.
The sports teams in Iwate include the following
Iwate Grulla Morioka (J League)
Iwate Grulla Morioka is a team in the J3 of the J-League.
Home Town : Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture
Home stadium : Iwagin Stadium
Origin of the team name : Grulla which means crane in Spanish, was coined from the Morioka feudal lord Nambu's family crest, the Mukazuru crane, and the Morioka specialty, jajamen.
Year of J League membership : 2014
Highest J3 League Ranking : 5th (2014)
J2 League membership : None
J1 League : None
Iwate Big Bulls （B League)
The Iwate Big Bulls is a team that belongs to the B3 of the B League (Japan Professional Basketball League).
Team name : Iwate Big Bulls
Home town : Morioka city, Iwate pref.
Home arena : Morioka Takaya Arena
Origin of the team name : The team name is a combination of the words "Big", meaning Iwate Prefecture is the largest prefecture in Honshu, and "Bull", meaning cattle such as Maesawa, Shorthorn, and Dairy cows.
Year of establishment : 2010
Member of B2 League : 2016, 2017