Sukagawa is a city located in the center of Fukushima, Japan. It is famous for both its peony garden (Botan En), a national scenic beauty, and its torch festival which has been hereditary for over 400 years.Sukagawa is also known for Eiji Tsuburaya and Kokichi Tsuburaya, Denzen Ad, a painter, and Yuki Kadokura, a singer. During the Edo period, Sukagawa belonged to the Shirakawa Domain. It was prospering as a major lodging place on sh Kaid, which is one of the Edo Five Routes, and was the commercial center in the region. But after mid-Meiji period, Koriyama, which had succeeded in inviting the junction of West Ban'etsu Line, took its presence. After the earthquake of 2011, the Fujinuma Dam failed and a part of the city was destroyed. See also Radiation effects from Fukushima I nuclear accidents.