Kurashiki

Kurashiki
倉敷市
Core city
Bikan district of Kurashiki
Bikan district of Kurashiki
Flag of Kurashiki
Flag
Official seal of Kurashiki
Chapter
Location of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture
Kurashiki is located in Japan
Kurashiki
Kurashiki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°35′N 133°46′E / 34°35′N 133°46′E / 34.583; 133.767
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKaori Itō
Area
 • Total355.63 km2 (137.31 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total483,576
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamphor
 • FlowerWysteria
 • BirdKingfisher
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address640 Nishinakashinden, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama-ken
710-8565
Websitewww.city.kurashiki.okayama.jp

Kurashiki (倉敷市, Kurashiki-shi) is a historic city located in western Okayama Prefecture, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea.

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 483,576 and a population density of 1,400 persons per km². The total area is 355.63 km².[1]

History

The modern city of Kurashiki was founded on April 1, 1928. Previously, it was the site of clashes between the Taira and Minamoto clans during the Heian period. It gradually developed as a river port. During the Edo period, it became an area directly controlled by the shogunate. Distinctive white-walled, black-tiled warehouses were built to store goods. During the Meiji Restoration (Japan's Industrial Revolution period), factories were built, including the Ohara Spinning Mill, which still stands as the nostalgic tourist attraction Ivy Square.[2]

On August 1, 2005, the town of Mabi (from Kibi District), and the town of Funao (from Asakuchi District) were merged with Kurashiki.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Kuraşiki
Bân-lâm-gú: Kurasiki-chhī
български: Курашики
čeština: Kurašiki
Deutsch: Kurashiki
español: Kurashiki
français: Kurashiki
Gaeilge: Kurashiki
galego: Kurashiki
한국어: 구라시키 시
Bahasa Indonesia: Kurashiki
italiano: Kurashiki
Nederlands: Kurashiki
日本語: 倉敷市
polski: Kurashiki
português: Kurashiki
română: Kurashiki
русский: Курасики
Simple English: Kurashiki, Okayama
српски / srpski: Курашики
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kurashiki
suomi: Kurashiki
svenska: Kurashiki
тоҷикӣ: Курашики
Türkçe: Kurashiki
українська: Курасікі
Tiếng Việt: Kurashiki
文言: 倉敷市
粵語: 倉敷
中文: 倉敷市