|Lookin at the relics and foundations we have found in our city we are pretty
sure people were living here 6500 years ago.
||Yamada is first mentioned in a book called eShokunihongif
||A Dutch ship called the Breskens arrives in Yamada Bay to get a new supply
of water and food, 10 crewmembers are arrested and escorted to Edo by the
Southern feudal clan.
||There are 33 roads in the Southern feudal clan territory. The roads in
the Toyomane area fall under the jurisdiction of the Miyako magistrate.
Whereas the roads in the Osawa, Yamada, Orikasa and Funakoshi area become
Oozuchi roads and thus fall under the jurisdiction of the Oozuchi magistrate.
||Rikumutsunokuni (sort of prefecture during the edo-period) was divided
and this area was subjected to Rikuchuukuni (land of Rikuchuu).
||Enforcement of the municipalities. Iioka village and Yamada village merger
and become Yamada city. Toyomane village, Osawa village, Orikasa village
and Funakoshi village are established.
||An earthquake off the coast of Rikuchuu causes a huge tsunami. Approximately
2.950 people die and 1.370 peope are injured in Yamada. Severe damage is
done to houses and property.
||An earthquake off the coast of Rikuchuu causes a tsunami. 18 people die
and 12 people are injured. Lots of houses were damaged or washed away.
||The JR (Japanese Railway) Yamada line from Rikuchuu Yamada to Morioka station
||The foundation of Yamda Senior Highschool.
||Establishment of Yamada Hospital.
||Merger of Yamada city, Toyomane village, Osawa village, Orikasa village
and Funakoshi village.
||Yamada is hit by a tsunami caused by an earthquake in Chili. Fortunately
there werenft any fatalities but there was a lot of waterdamage and many
houses were completely destroyed.
||Osawa, Yamada, Orikasa and Funakoshi Junior Highschool join together to
form a new Yamada Junior Highschool.
||Orikasa bridge is opened for traffic.
||Honorary townsman Professor Suzuki is inaugurated byt the prime Minister.
||A bond of friendship is established between Yamada and the city of Zeist
in the Netherlands.
||The opening of Yamada highway, a road that runs through Rikuchuu.