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Takasaki shown on map of Gunma Prefecture

Takasaki (高崎市, Takasaki-shi) is Japanese city in Gunma Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

It has been recognized as a core city since 2011.[1]

History[change | change source]

The tradition of the daruma doll as a good luck charm was started at the Shorinzan Daruma Temple (少林山達磨寺, Shōrinzan Daruma-ji) in Takasaki.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  2. "Takasaki Daruma Market (Daruma Ichi)" at Japan-guide.com Archived 2013-01-16 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-2-21.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Takasaki, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons