Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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Kawasaki (川崎市 Kawasaki-shi?) is a Japanese city in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] Kawasaki is one of three ordinance-designated cities. in Kanagawa.[source?]

History[change | change source]

Kawasaki — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

In the Edo period, Kawasaki-juku was 2nd of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto..[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Kawasaki occupies a belt of land stretching about 30 km along the south bank of the Tama River. The river is the boundary with Tokyo.

Wards[change | change source]

In Kawasaki, there are seven wards:

  • Kawasaki
  • Saiwai
  • Nakahara
  • Takatsu
  • Tama
  • Miyamae
  • Aso

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kawasaki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 499.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tōkaidō" at p. 973.

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