Arimatsu, Aichi

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Historic quarter
Arimatsu Autumn Festival

Arimatsu (有松町, Arimatsu-chō) is a town in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It houses the Arimatsu Station of the Meitetsu-Nagoya Line, roughly 11 kilometres (11,000 m) southeast of downtown Nagoya. The town merged into Nagoya on 1 December 1964, and is now a part of Midori-ku, Nagoya.[1]

The town is known for being the location of the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, where Oda Nobunaga defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto and established himself as one of the front-running warlords in the Sengoku period. The town is also well-known for being the historical centre of shibori, or traditional Japanese tie-dye, and has supported the industry since the 17th century, dating back to 1608.[2]


  1. ^ 第3章 本市の市域の変遷 (PDF). Nagoya official website (in Japanese). Nagoya city. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ 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