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Tokushima, Tokushima

city in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan

Tokushima (徳島市, Tokushima-shi) is the capital city of Tokushima Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Tokushima
Tokushima castle 03.JPG
The Gejo-bashi bridge and site of the Ote-mon gate at Tokushima castle
Japanese name
Kanji徳島市
Hiraganaとくしまし
Katakanaトクシマシ
Map

Tokushima is on Shikoku island at the mouth of the Yoshino River.[2]

HistoryEdit

Tokushima is a former castle town (joka-machi) of the Hachisuka clan.[2]

TimelineEdit

  • 1586 – Castle build by Hachisuka
  • 1889 – Modern city created
  • 1945 - Most of the city is destroyed by US bombers

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tokushima prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 980.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nussbaum, "Tokushima" at p. 980.

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Coordinates: 34°4′N 134°33′E / 34.067°N 134.550°E / 34.067; 134.550