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Information of Kashihara(ENGLISH)

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Kashihara City Homepage Translation

Part 1: Location

Kashihara city, Located approximately in the middle of Nara prefecture, stretches 6.4 km from east to west, and 7.75 from north to south. To the east lies the city of Sakurai. To the west is Yamato Takada city. To the south are the towns of Asuka and Takatori. To the north is Tawaramoto town. With an overall area of 39.52 square kilometers, Kashihara lies on a primarily level plain. The Asuka river runs through the middle, and the Soga river runs through the western portion of the city.

Also, Kashihara is home to the three famous mountains of the Manyo Period; Mt. Unebi (199.2m), Mt. Miminashi (139.7m), and Mt. Kaguyama (152.4m). In the center of these three lie the ruins of Fujiwara Palace, the first capital of Japan. In addition to these, there are numerous other historical artifacts scattered within the city limits.

Routes 24, 165, and 169 pass through, and branch out from, Kashihara. JR and Kintetsu railways crisscross Kashihara, connecting a total of thirteen stations. This makes a thirty to forty minute trip to Osaka, an hour to Kyoto, ninety minutes to Osaka International Airport, and two hours to Nagoya. Travelling in and out of Kashihara is easy and efficient, and has since ancient times served as a junction in travel routes all across the area.

Part 2: City Facts and Symbols

On Feb. 11, 1956, Kashihara city was founded with a population of 38, 560. Since then the population has grown to the present (4/1/97) figure of 124,406.

The city symbol is composed of three parts. The first part is taken from the ka in Kashihara, a character that resembles the character for "chikara" or "power". The second (upper) part is taken from the wings of the graceful kite (the bird) in flight. The third (lower) portion is a circle. The circle represents harmony and peace, as well as signifying an ancient city developing peacefully (established Sep. 5, 1956).

Kashihara's city tree is the oak, chosen for its strength and hardness, and because it is green all year round. Its grand size when fully grown is meant to imply healthy development of the city (established Oct. 1, 1976). Kashihara's city flower is the gardenia, a lovely-scented, pure, snow-white flower. It is said that in ancient times, this flower flourished on Mt. Miminashi (established July 1, 1977). The city colors are white, green, and dark brown (established July 1, 1977).

Part 3: City History

Kashihara is dotted with ruins, tombs, and tombs of emperors. According to ancient texts (the Nihonshoki, the Kojiki), the First Emperor (Jimmu) departed from "Hyuuga no Takachiho" (modern-day Miyazaki prefecture), and passed through Kumano, Yoshino, and Utano, to arrive in Kashihara. He built a palace on the southeast side of Mt. Unebi, and became emperor of Japan. In stabilizing the Yamato region, the armies of Emperor Jimmu fought terribly. In the midst of battle, a golden kite (the bird) swept down and landed on the tip of Jimmu's bow. Then, the kite shot out a beam of light toward the enemy, and because of the light, they were unable to continue fighting. Thus Jimmu's armies were victorious. This is the legend of Emperor Jimmu.

In the "Manyoshuu" (another ancient text) there are about 4500 poems. Of those 4500, 2900 mention specific places. Of those 2900 poems, it is said that 47 can be tied directly to locations in Kashihara.

As we approach more modern times, during the Tenmon portion of the Period of Warring States (1532~1555), followers of the Ikkoshu sect from Honganji temple built "Gobo", or Shonenji temple, surrounded it with a moat, and raised a small army for its protection. This area was to become the town now known as Imai. After that, Imai began trading with Osaka and Sakai, and was soon transformed into the largest commercial city in southern Yamato.

Modern day Imai has preserved houses and streets from the Edo Period. Eight houses have been designated "Important Cultural Properties" by the government, and in December of 1993 Imai as a whole was designated a "Protected Area" on the basis of having "Important Traditional Structures"

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