Chihayaakasaka, Osaka

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Chihayaakasaka
千早赤阪村
Village
Location of Chihayaakasaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Chihayaakasaka in Osaka Prefecture
Chihayaakasaka is located in Japan
Chihayaakasaka
Chihayaakasaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°28′N 135°37′E / 34.467°N 135.617°E / 34.467; 135.617Coordinates: 34°28′N 135°37′E / 34.467°N 135.617°E / 34.467; 135.617
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Kinki
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
District Minamikawachi
Area
 • Total 37.38 km2 (14.43 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 6,131
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Village of Chihayaakasaka
Village office of Chihayaakasaka

Chihayaakasaka (千早赤阪村 Chihayaakasaka-mura?) is a village located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2009, the village has an estimated population of 6,131 and a population density of 164 persons per km². The total area is 37.38 km².

History[edit]

This village is known for the sites of Chihaya and Akasaka Castles. These were two different fortifications on Mount Kongo, where the Battle of Chihaya Castle and the Battle of Akasaka occurred in the 14th century, during the late Kamakura period. Kusunoki Masashige led the defense of the castles, and was the most important and reliable men to serve Emperor Go-Daigo. Today there is a museum to commemorate this battle and the Kusunokis' participation.

In 1893, Akasaka, Kumatarō Kido and Yagorō Tani murdered 10 people, and left one infant alive. They then killed themselves after murders.

On March 1, 2008 Chihayaakasaka requested a merge into the adjacent city of Kawachinagano, after talks of merging with the surrounding towns of Kanan and Taishi fell through.[1] These plans also fell through as of August 14, 2009.

Place of Interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asahi Shimbun, Osaka edition, April 30th 2007, p. 1, 大阪唯一の村消える? Ōsaka yuiitsu no mura kieru?

Sources[edit]

  • Asahi Shimbun, Osaka edition, April 30th 2007, p. 1, 大阪唯一の村消える? Ōsaka yuiitsu no mura kieru?

External links[edit]

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