Kawakita is a town that lies along the northern bank of Tedori River in the Kaga district of Ishikawa prefecture, in western Japan. The town stretches about 10.6 kms east-west and about 1.3 kms north-south and has a perimeter of roughly 27 kms. Kawakita has a population of about 6,200 people and consists of 25 villages varying in size dotted along its length.

The Tedori River has blessed Kawakita with fertile, well -irrigated land, making it one of Ishikawa prefecture's major agricultural zones. The town's long history of battling river floods has shaped a culture of strength, bravery and solidarity.