Ōhara (大原町, Ōhara-chō) was a town located in Aida District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

Ōhara

大原町
Former municipality
Former Ōhara town hall
Former Ōhara town hall
Ōhara is located in Japan
Ōhara
Ōhara
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°7′14.45″N 134°19′33.9″E / 35.1206806°N 134.326083°E / 35.1206806; 134.326083Coordinates: 35°7′14.45″N 134°19′33.9″E / 35.1206806°N 134.326083°E / 35.1206806; 134.326083
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
DistrictAida
MergedMarch 31, 2005
(now part of Mimasaka)
Area
 • Total54.48 km2 (21.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total4,630
 • Density84.99/km2 (220.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeZelkova serrata
 • FlowerLilium japonicum
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Central Ōhara

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 4,630 and a density of 84.99 persons per km². The total area was 54.48 km².

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.

GeographyEdit

Adjoining municipalitiesEdit

EducationEdit

  • Ōhara Elementary School
  • Ōhara Junior High School
  • Okayama Prefectural Ōhara High School (Closure in 2006)

TransportationEdit

RailwaysEdit

RoadEdit

Notable places and eventsEdit

International RelationsEdit

Sister-CityEdit

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.[1] 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 [2] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "France 3 report. Miyamoto Musashi Dojo". vimeo.com.
  2. ^ "Musashi Miyamoto honoring Musashi Budokan".

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