Hirosaki, Aomori

city in Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Map showing location of the city of Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture

Hirosaki (弘前市, Hirosaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1]


Hirosaki is a castle town of the Tsugaru clan.[2] The town grew up around Hirosaki Castle, which was built in 1601.[1]

City emblemEdit

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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hirosaki," Japan Encyclopedia, p. 319.
  2. Appert, Georges. (1888). Ancien Japon. p. 79.

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Coordinates: 40°36′0″N 140°28′0″E / 40.60000°N 140.46667°E / 40.60000; 140.46667