Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima

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Map of Hiroshima Prefecture showing Higashihiroshima

Higashihiroshima (東広島市, Higashihiroshima-shi) is a Japanese city in Hiroshima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

History[change | change source]

During the reign of Emperor Shōmu, a system of provincial Buddhist temples or Kokubun-ji (国分寺) were established,[2] including one at Saijō in what is today Higashihiroshima.

In 1973, Hiroshima University established a campus at Higashihiroshima.[3]

In 1974, Higashihiroshima was created from the merger of four neighboring towns—Saijō, , Hachihonmatsu, Shiwa, and Takaya. In 2005, more towns were merged into the city—Kurose, Kōchi, Toyosaka, Fukutomi and Akitsu.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Higashihiroshima" at Hiroshima-navi.or.jp; retreived 2013-2-26.
  2. H. Paul Varley. (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa, pp. 141-142.
  3. Hiroshima University (HU), "Higashi-Hiroshima Campus"; "History of Hiroshima University"; retreived 2013-2-26.

Other websites[change | change source]

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