Shimizu, Shizuoka

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Shimizu-ku (清水区 Shimizu-ku?) is one of three wards of the city of Shizuoka.

The municipality was "Shimizu City" until it merged with Shizuoka in 2005.[1]

History[change | edit source]

Kanbara — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Hiroshige, circa 1830s
Yui by Hiroshige, circa 1830s
Okitsu by Hiroshige, circa 1830s
Ejiri by Hiroshige, circa 1830s

Shimizu developed around its good natural harbor.[1]

In the Edo period, Kanbara (蒲原 Kanbara-juku?), Yui (由井 Yui-shuku?), Okitsu (興津 Okitsu-juku?) and Ejiri (江尻 Ejiri-juku?) were the 15-18th of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto. These four way-stations were in the area of modern Shimizu.[2]

Geography[change | edit source]

Shimizu is located on the coast of Suruga Bay of the Pacific Ocean.[1]

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Shimizu," Encyuclopedia Britannica; retrieved 2012-9-26.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tōkaidō" at p. 973.

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