Hirosaki (弘前市, Hirosaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu.
Hirosaki is a castle town of the Tsugaru clan. The town grew up around Hirosaki Castle, which was built in 1601.
Hirosaki uses the swastika (manji ) as official symbol. This came from the flag emblem of Tsugaru clan in Edo period.[source?]
Hirosaki is located in southwest Aomori Prefecture. It is south of Mount Iwaki; and it borders Akita Prefecture.
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Coordinates: 40°36′0″N 140°28′0″E / 40.60000°N 140.46667°E / 40.60000; 140.46667