Morioka (盛岡市, Morioka-shi) is the capital city of the Iwate prefecture of Japan.
Founded in 1597 by Nobunao, the 26th lord of the Nanbu clan, as a castle town. Kozukata Castle was built here (later changed to Morioka Castle in the 17th century) until, in the Boshin War, the Nanbu made a pro-shogunate alliance and fought against the Imperial forces. As a consequence Morioka castle was destroyed in 1874.
Background images of Morioka are based off of the city's national landmark, Iwate Bank (Built in 1911), a Morioka Hachiman Shrine, and the ruins of Morioka Castle.
- Morioka attracts tourists with local noodles such as Jajamen, Reimen, and Wanko Soba. Brewing is also a thriving industry of the city.
- Morioka Wikipedia