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Location of Mihara in Hiroshima Prefecture
|• Mayor||Yasuyuki Gotō|
|• Total||471.03 km2 (181.87 sq mi)|
|Population (March 2008)|
|• Density||219/km2 (570/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Camphor laurel|
|• Flower||Ume and Satsuki azalea|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City Hall Address||3-5-1, Minatomachi, Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken
- 1 History
- 2 Economy
- 3 Sister cities
- 4 Educational Facilities
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Tourism
- 7 People
- 8 Entertainment
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Mihara Castle was established as a waterfront castle (Umi-jiro) by Kobayakawa Takakage in 1582.
- For the Battle of Sekigahara, Fukushima Masanori entered Hiroshima Castle in 1600, and then Mihara Castle has been under controlled as the branch castle of Hiroshima castle.
- The domain was divided into Fukuyama Domain and Hiroshima Domain in 1619, and Tadayoshi Asano entered Mihara castle.
- Mihara was incorporated into a part of Hiroshima Prefecture for the Abolition of the han system in 1871.
- Mihara city was founded on November 15, 1936.
- On March 22, 2005, the town of Daiwa (from Kamo District), the town of Kui (from Mitsugi District), and the town of Hongō (from Toyota District) were merged into Mihara.
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries's Itozaki, Kohama and Wada Plants
- Teijin Mihara Plant
- Sharp Mihara Plant
- Dai Nippon Printing Mihara Plant
- Koyo Dockyard
- Mexichem Flúor Mihara Plant
- – Yugawara, Kanagawa, Japan
- JR West lines
- Ayako Miyake (三宅綾子), dancer
- Choji Murata (村田兆治), baseball player
- Ko Hiura (火浦功), novelist
- Yoshihisa Ishida (石田義久), shot putter
- Leyona, singer and songwriter
- Masatoshi Kawahara, manga artist
- Ryuji Imada, professional golfer
- Satoshi Urushihara, manga artist
- Hisatoshi Shintaku, long-distance runner
- Keiko Ikeda, Bronze medalist of 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo
A small island off the coast of Sagishima, called Sukune, was the location of Kaneto Shindo's film The Naked Island released in 1960. Director Shindo and his wife Nobuko Otowa both had their ashes scattered on the island.
- "A tourist guide to Sagishima" (in Japanese).
- "Shindo Kaneto Kantoku "Hadaka no Shima" Sankotsu e". Nikkan Sports.