Tottori (city)

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Tottori Prefecture government building in the city of Tottori

Tottori (鳥取市, Tottori-shi) is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2005.[2]

History[change | change source]

Tottori castle

Tottori Castle was established by Yamana Nobumichi in 1545.[3] The castle town grew at the base of the mountain where the castle was built.[1]

Tottori was incorporated as a city on October 1, 1889.

The city was damaged by a great earthquake in 1942 and by a great fire in 1952.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tottori" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 990.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. Tottori castle at Archived 2012-11-26 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2013-2-21.

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Media related to Tottori, Tottori at Wikimedia Commons