Tosashimizu, Kōchi

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Tosashimizu
Japanese name
Kanji土佐清水市
Hiraganaとさしみずし
Katakanaトサシミズシ

Tosashimizu (土佐清水市, Tosashimizu-shi) is a Japanese city in Kōchi Prefecture on the Pacific coastline of the island of Shikoku.[1]

History[change | change source]

The village of Nakanohama in what is now Tosashimizu was the birthplace of Nakahama Manjirō, who was the first known Japanese to live in the United States in the mid-19th century.[2]

The modern city was established in 1954.

Sister cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Auzias, Dominique and Jean-Paul Labourdette. (2009). Petit Futé Japon: Bienvenue au pays du Soleil-Levant, p. 444; excerpt, Le port de shimizu est situé à 20 km du cap Ashizuri-misaki, ses maisons entourent et protègent un port naturel; retrieved 2013-2-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lade, Jennifer. "Manjiro Festival celebrates sister cities of Fairhaven, Tosashimizu," South Coast (Massachusetts). October 4, 2009; retrieved 2013-2-25.
  3. *Medeiros, Michael. "Preserving the Manjirō Legacy," South Coast Today, December 8, 2006; retrieved 2013-2-25.

Other websites[change | change source]

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Coordinates: 32°47′N 132°57′E / 32.783°N 132.950°E / 32.783; 132.950