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Kashihara
橿原市
Left: Mount Unebi, Mount Amanokaga, Imai heritage old house site, Ofusa Kannon Temple, Right: Mount Miminashi, Kashihara Shrine, Kashihara Archaeological, Institute, Unebi-yamaguchi Shrine (all item from above to bottom)
Left: Mount Unebi, Mount Amanokaga, Imai heritage old house site, Ofusa Kannon Temple,
Right: Mount Miminashi, Kashihara Shrine, Kashihara Archaeological, Institute, Unebi-yamaguchi Shrine (all item from above to bottom)
Flag of Kashihara
Official seal of Kashihara
Location of Kashihara in Nara Prefecture
Location of Kashihara in Nara Prefecture
Kashihara is located in Japan
Kashihara
Kashihara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°48′E / 34.517°N 135.800°E / 34.517; 135.800Coordinates: 34°31′N 135°48′E / 34.517°N 135.800°E / 34.517; 135.800
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureNara Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYutaka Morishita
Area
 • Total39.52 km2 (15.26 sq mi)
Population
 (April 1, 2015)
 • Total124,829
 • Density3,176.79/km2 (8,227.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1-18 Yagi-chō, Kashihara-shi, Nara-ken
634-8586
Websitewww.city.kashihara.nara.jp
Symbols
FlowerCommon gardenia
TreeOak

Kashihara (橿原市, Kashihara-shi) is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of April 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 124,829, with 52,034 households.[1] Population density is around 3,176.79 persons per km2, and the total area is 39.52 km2.[citation needed]

The city was founded on February 11, 1956. The former mayor was Yutaka Asoda, who was elected to his third term of office in 2003. The present mayor is Yutaka Morishita, who was elected in 2007.

The exact spot of Emperor Jimmu's accession to the imperial throne (i.e. the foundation of Japan) was debated for centuries until in 1863 scholars of national studies claimed to have identified an area within Kashihara as the exact location. The city was the location of the Imperial capital Fujiwara-kyō, from 694 to 710.

In the late 16th century it was said to be one of the two richest autonomous cities of Japan, as in Umi no Sakai, Riku no Imai (tr. "by the sea, Sakai – inland, Imai" - Imai or ja:今井町 is now a part of Kashihara).

On 8 July 2022, after former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot while campaigning in Nara City, he was taken to Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara for treatment, but died there.[2]

Transport

Rail

Road

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "市町村別推計人口・世帯数". Nara Prefecture (in Japanese). April 1, 2015. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Man taken into custody after former Japanese PM Abe Shinzo collapses | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News". 8 July 2022. Archived from the original on 8 July 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.