Bizen (備前市 Bizen-shi) is a city located in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. The city is particularly famous for its Bizen-yaki pottery. It is also home to literary critic Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace, which is now a museum. The city was founded on April 1, 1971.
As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 28,030 and a population density of 209.71 persons per km². The total area was 133.66 km².
On March 22, 2005, the towns of Hinase and Yoshinaga (both from Wake District) were merged into Bizen. As of this merger, the total area became 258.23 km², and the population was 41,954.
Hakuchō Masamune's birthplace
- ^ a b 備前市の紹介. Bizen official website (in Japanese). Bizen City. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
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