Coordinates: 40°36′0″N 140°28′0″E / 40.60000°N 140.46667°E / 40.60000; 140.46667
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A map showing location of the city of Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture

Hirosaki (弘前市, Hirosaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

History[change | change source]

Hirosaki was a castle town (城下町) of the Tsugaru clan.[2] The town grew up around Hirosaki Castle, which was built in 1601.[1]

City emblem[change | change source]

Hirosaki uses the swastika (manji ) as official symbol. This came from the flag emblem of the Tsugaru clan in Edo period.[source?]

Geography[change | change source]

Hirosaki is located in the southwest part of Aomori Prefecture. It is in the south of Mount Iwaki; and it is along the border with Akita Prefecture.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hirosaki," Japan Encyclopedia, p. 319.
  2. Appert, Georges. (1888). Ancien Japon. p. 79.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Hirosaki, Aomori at Wikimedia Commons

40°36′0″N 140°28′0″E / 40.60000°N 140.46667°E / 40.60000; 140.46667