Akita, Akita

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Map showing location of the city of Akita in Akita Prefecture

Akita (秋田市 Akita-shi?) is a Japanese city in Akita Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.

History[change | change source]

Akita has been one of the most important cities in the Tōhoku region since ancient times.

The Ashina clan held this part of northern Japan (Mutsu Province) in the 15-16th centuries.[2]

The Satake clan built Akita Castle in 1604.[3]

The modern city of Akita was established on April 1, 1889.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

Akita is the largest city on the western coast of the Tōhoku region.[5]

Neighboring cities[change | change source]

Education[change | change source]

Local foods and products[change | change source]

  • Kiritampo – baked rice
  • Sasamaki – rice wrapped in bamboo grass
  • Iwagaki – a kind of oyster
  • Iburi-gakko – a kind of pickle

Sister / friendship cities[change | change source]

International sister / friendship cities[change | change source]

Sister cities in Japan[change | change source]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Utsunomiya" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 20.
  2. Papinot, Edmund. (2003). Nobiliare du Japon – Ashina, pp. 7; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon. (in French/German).
  3. Elsey, Teresa. (2004). Let's Go Japan, p. 312; Appert, Georges. (1888). Ancien Japon. p. 77.
  4. Akita City, "History"; retrieved 2012-9-30.
  5. Elsey, at p. 310.

Other websites[change | change source]

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