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Shimonoseki (下関市 Shimonoseki-shi), also known as Amagaseki and Bakan, is a Japanese city in Yamaguchi Prefecture on the island of Honshu. The city is in the Chūgoku region.

It has been recognized as a core city since 2005.

History

Shimonoseki was the ancient capital city of the Nagato Province.

Timeline

  • 25 April 1185 (Genryaku 2, 24th day of the 3rd month): the Taira (also known as the Heike) and the Minamoto fought at the Battle of Dan-no-ura; and the Heike were defeated. Emperor Antoku was drowned in the battle.
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Captured cannons at Shimonoseki, 1864
  • 5-6 September 1864 (Genji 1, 5th-6th day of the 8th month): Bombardment of Shimonoseki.

Geography

Shimonoseki is a port on the Kamnon Strait (Shimonoseki Strait) at the Western end of Honshu. The city is near to Kitakyūshū on the island of Kyushu.

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