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Akita, Akita

city in Akita prefecture, Japan


Akita has been one of the most important cities in the Tōhoku region since ancient times.

The Ashina clan held this part of northern Japan (Mutsu Province) in the 15-16th centuries.[2]

The Satake clan built Akita Castle in 1604.[3]

The modern city of Akita was established on April 1, 1889.[4]



Local foods and productsEdit

  • Kiritampo – baked rice
  • Sasamaki – rice wrapped in bamboo grass
  • Iwagaki – a kind of oyster
  • Iburi-gakko – a kind of pickle

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Utsunomiya" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 20.
  2. Papinot, Edmund. (2003). Nobiliare du Japon – Ashina, pp. 7; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon. (in French/German).
  3. Elsey, Teresa. (2004). Let's Go Japan, p. 312; Appert, Georges. (1888). Ancien Japon. p. 77.
  4. Akita City, "History"; retrieved 2012-9-30.
  5. Elsey, at p. 310.

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