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Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture
Map showing location of the city of Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture

Hirosaki (弘前市 Hirosaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshu.


Hirosaki is a castle town of the Tsugaru clan. The town grew up around Hirosaki Castle, which was built in 1601.

City emblem

Hirosaki uses the swastika (manji ) as official symbol. This came from the flag emblem of Tsugaru clan in Edo period.


Hirosaki is located in southwest Aomori Prefecture. It is south of Mount Iwaki; and it borders Akita Prefecture.

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