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is a city
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located in Nara
is a prefecture in the Kansai region on Honshū Island, Japan. The capital is the city of Nara.-History:The present-day Nara Prefecture was created in 1887, making it independent of Osaka Prefecture....
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As of August 31, 2006, the city has an estimated population
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of 93,280 and the density
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of 2,185.56 persons per km². The total area is 42.68 km².
Located in the northern portion of the Nara Basin, the Saho River and the Tomio River flow through. The majority of the city is flat, although the portion west of the Tomio River is a little elevated. There are many ponds in the city, which were created for cultivating goldfish
The goldfish is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish....
The settlement of Hieda, located east of the Saho River, is well known for its old fashioned buildings, which are surrounded by moats.
The city was founded on January 1, 1954.
Many makers' factory will be invited to a southern Showa area around from the 1960s, and it is famous also as an industrial complex.
Moreover, the culture of Japanese Carp known as Koi
or more specifically , are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens....
is also famous. In the Edo period
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is the term for the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany a person in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau...
began to cultivate these goldfish as a side job. Yamatokoriyama's share of the koi industry is the largest in Japan. While Yamatokoriyama's involvement in this industry continues, in recent years it has begun to decline from lack of interest in younger generations.