Former Ōhara town hall
|Merged||March 31, 2005|
(now part of Mimasaka)
|• Total||54.48 km2 (21.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||84.99/km2 (220.1/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|• Flower||Lilium japonicum|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
On March 31, 2005, Ōhara, along with the towns of Mimasaka, Aida and Sakutō, the village of Higashiawakura (all from Aida District), and the town of Katsuta (from Katsuta District), was merged to create the city of Mimasaka.
- Ōhara Elementary School
- Ōhara Junior High School
- Okayama Prefectural Ōhara High School (Closure in 2006)
Notable places and eventsEdit
Since March 4, 1999, the village of Ōhara located in the japanese province of Mimasaka cradle of Miyamoto Musashi is twinned with the inhabitants of Gleizé in the presence of Sensei Tadashi Chihara tenth descendant of Miyamoto Musashi under the mandate of Ōhara Mayor Yuki Hiroshi, as well as the mayor of Gleizé Mrs. Élisabeth Lamure. This event was extended by the official invitation of Japan for May 20, 2000 in Ōhara. With the new mayor Fukuda Yoshiaki, and the arrival of the mayor of Gleizé, the inauguration of the Budokan Miyamoto Musashi  took place with several Japanese authorities. The Heiho Niten Ichi Ryu Memorial in Gleizé guarantees the memory of these relations as well as the regions and countries that officially joined him ; successively Japan, France, Cambodia, ASEAN, Russia and at the same time, the province of Mimasaka, the Rhône-Alpes region, the Center region and the Burgundy region.
Tadashi Chihara Sensei and Élisabeth Lamure during the transmission of the name of the school, the Miyamoto Musashi dojo of Gleizé represents the Miyamoto Musashi School in Japan.
- Official website of Mimasaka in Japanese
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