== History ==
The area of present-day Owase was part of ancient [[Shima Province]], but was transferred to [[Ise Province]] in the Edo period. During this time, large-scale forestry projects were begun. The town of Owase was established on April 1, 1889 within [[Kitamuro District, Mie|]] of Mie Prefecture.
The modern city of Owase was established on June 20, 1954 by the merger of the town of Owase with the surrounding villages of Sugari and Kuki and the villages of Kitawauchi and Minamiwauchi from [[Minamimuro District, Mie|]].
== Economy ==
Due to its location, Owase is mainly supported by its [[commercial fishery]] and forestry industries. , [[amberjack]], , [[sauries]], [[sea bream]] and [[bonito]] are among the fish landed at Owase. [[Japanese cypress]] and [[cryptomeria]] trees are found in abundance here in the mountains.
== Transportation ==