Fujiidera, Osaka

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Location of Fujiidera in Osaka
Location of Fujiidera in Osaka
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka
 • Mayor Kazuhiko Iseki
 • Total 8.89 km2 (3.43 sq mi)
Population (February 2012)
 • Total 66,756
 • Density 7,390/km2 (19,100/sq mi)
 • Tree Ume
 • Flower Chrysanthemum
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-1-1 Ichioka, Fujiidera-shi, Ōsaka-fu
Website Fujiidera City

Fujiidera (藤井寺市, Fujiidera-shi) is a city in central Osaka Prefecture in Japan.

The municipality calls itself "Fujidera City" in English.[1]

History[change | change source]

According to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Ingyō is buried in an earthen tumulus (kofun) at Fujiidera.[2] Ingyō is venerated at a memorial Shinto shrine (misasagi) at this site.[3]

The modern city was established in 1966.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fujidera City, 藤井寺市の歴史 ("History of the city Fujiidera"); retrieved 2012-4-1.
  2. Gowland, William. "The Burial Mounds and Dolmens of the Early Emperors of Japan," The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 37, Jan.-Jun., 1907, pp. 10-46; retrieved 2011-10-16.
  3. Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 允恭天皇 (19); retrieved 2012-4-1.

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