city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
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Shimonoseki (下関市, Shimonoseki-shi), also known as Amagaseki and Bakan, is a Japanese city in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1] The city is in the Chūgoku region.[2]


It has been recognized as a core city since 2005.[3]


Shimonoseki was the ancient capital city of the Nagato Province.[1]


Captured cannons at Shimonoseki, 1864


Shimonoseki is a port on the Kamnon Strait (Shimonoseki Strait) at the Western end of Honshu.[1] The city is near to Kitakyūshū on the island of Kyushu.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shimonoseki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 862; "Bakan," p. 67.
  2. Nussbaum, "Chūgoku," p. 127.
  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 2012-12-29.
  4. Kitagawa, Hiroshi et al. (1975). The Tale of the Heike, p. 787.
  5. Kitagawa, pp. 676-677; Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), 安徳天皇 (81); retrieved 2012-5-23.
  6. Nussbaum, "Shimonoseki Jōyaku" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 862.

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