Asakura, Fukuoka

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Asakura (朝倉市, Asakura-shi) is a Japanese town in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.

History[change | change source]

Ancient artifacts and agricultural tools have been found at Asakura. These finds date to the Yayoi period and the Kofun period (300 BC-538 AD).[1]

In 660-661, the town of Asakura was briefly the capital of Japan when Empress Saimei moved her court to Asakura no Tachibana no Hironiwa Palace or Asakure no Tachibana no Hironiwa-no-miya.[2]

In 2006, the town merged with the former city of Amagi and the town of Haki. A new city named Asakura was formed.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Amagi Asakura" at; retrieved 2013-2-8.
  2. Asuka Historical Museum, Palaces of the Asuka Period," 1995; retrieved 2013-3-8.
  3. Japan Geographic Data Center (JGDC), 筑前町(チクゼンマチ) Archived 2012-01-07 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-3-8.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Asakura, Fukuoka at Wikimedia Commons