Arimatsu, Aichi

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Historic Quarter

Arimatsu (有松町 Arimatsu-chō?) was a town in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It houses the Arimatsu Station of the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line, about 11 km southeast of downtown Nagoya. The town merged into Nagoya on 1 December 1964 and is now a part of Midori-ku, Nagoya.[1]

The Battle of Okehazama in 1560 located in the area of this town. Oda Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto and established himself as one of the front-running warlords in the Sengoku period.

It is a historical center of shibori or tie-dyeing workmanship, since the seventeenth century, dating back to 1608.


  1. ^ 第3章 本市の市域の変遷 (PDF). Nagoya official website (in Japanese). Nagoya city. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  • Galli, Andrew and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada. "Arimatsu, Narumi shibori celebrating 400 years of Japanese artisan design". (DVD) produced by Arimatsu Shibori Mutsumi-kai (Japan) ; Studio Galli Productions (USA) Fremont,Calif. 2007

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Coordinates: 35°04′N 136°58′E / 35.067°N 136.967°E / 35.067; 136.967