Sendai is a metropolitan area in Japan
Inhabitants: 1,540,000 (World Rank 287)
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For the former city of Sendai in Kagoshima Prefecture, see Satsumasendai, Kagoshima.
Sendai (仙台市, Sendai-shi?) is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, and the largest city in the Tōhoku (northeast) region. The city has a population of one million and is one of Japan's fourteen designated cities. The city was founded in 1600 by the daimyo Date Masamune (伊達政宗, Date Masamune?), and is well known by its nickname, the "City of Trees" (杜の都, Mori no Miyako?). There are about 60 zelkova trees on Jouzenji Dori (定禅寺通) and Aoba Dori (青葉通). In winter, the trees are decorated with thousands of lights in an event called the Pageant of Starlight (光のぺージェント), which starts in December and ends when the New Year starts. Many people visit Sendai to see the Pageant of Starlight.