Origin and pre-modern historyEdit
Ōmiya is an indigenous Japanese language word which can be decomposed to Ō (大, kun'yomi (Japanese reading) おお: large, great) and miya (宮, kun'yomi み-や: noble or holy - house; palace or shrine) after the Hikawa Shrine.
The town was on the Nakasendō, a main national road in the feudal Edo period and the predecessor to a part of National Highway Route 17, and the Takasaki Line. Its name was derived from the famous shrine.
- On April 1, 1899, the town of Ōmiya as a modern municipality was founded.
- After the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake, bonsai nurseries relocated from Tokyo and formed the bonsai village.
- In 1940, Ōmiya became a city after several surrounding village annexations/mergers.
Saitama City eraEdit
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