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Maebashi, Gunma

capital of Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Maebashi city
City Hall
Gunma Prefectural Library in Maebashi

Maebashi (前橋市, Maebashi-shi) is a Japanese city in the Kantō region on the island of Honshu.[1] It is the capital city of Gunma Prefecture.[2]

It has been recognized as a core city since 2009.[3]

PoetryEdit

Hagiwara Sakutaro is famous poet who was born in Gunma. His most famous work "tsuki ni hoeru" was published in 1917. "Sakutaro kinen kan" is a memorial museuum in Maebashi.[source?]

ArchitectureEdit

Rinkokaku is a wooden building which was built in 1884. It is an important cultural property.[source?]

FoodEdit

"Misopan", meaning “Bread with Miso paste” originates from Yakimanju. Friand, Numata, is famous for Misopan. The buns are made from Gunma Prefecture’s high quality wheat. Azuki bean paste is not used, but rather, a spread of miso with sugar, which is then grilled until brown.

SightseeingEdit

The prefectural office building was formed from Maebashi castle. It was renovated in 1999, and became the tallest building in Maebashi.[source?]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Maebashi" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 600; "Kantō" at pp. 478-479.
  2. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), "Maebashi area"; retrieved 2013-2-21.
  3. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Maebashi, Gunma at Wikimedia Commons