Kasukabe (春日部市, Kasukabe-shi) is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan. As of 1 February 2016[update], the city had an estimated population of 232,294 and a population density of 3520 persons per km². Its total area was 66.00 km². Kasukabe is famous for the production of kiri-tansu (桐箪笥), traditional dressers made from paulownia wood. The cultural and economic value of the paulownia is reflected in its designation as the official town tree.