Ikeda, Osaka

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Ikeda

池田市
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Ikeda City Hall
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Ikeda
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′N135°26′E / 34.817°N 135.433°E / 34.817; 135.433 Coordinates: 34°49′N135°26′E / 34.817°N 135.433°E / 34.817; 135.433
CountryJapan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
  Mayor Kaoru Kurata
Area
  Total22.09 km2 (8.53 sq mi)
Population
 (February 28, 2017)
  Total103,028
  Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1, Jōnan, Ikeda-shi, Ōsaka-fu
563-8666
Website www.city.ikeda.osaka.jp
Symbols
Bird Oriental turtle dove
Flower Satsuki azalea
Tree Camphor laurel

Ikeda (池田市, Ikeda-shi) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2017, the city had an estimated population of 103,028 and a population density of 4,700 persons per km2. [1] The total area is 22.09 km2.

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History

In the Edo period, Ikeda had a castle occupied by a daimyō , the seat of a 50,000- koku domain. It was famous for Ikeda-zumi (Ikeda charcoal) traded by Ikeda merchants. In cha no yu Ikeda-zumi is loved because of its high quality even today.

The city was founded formally on April 29, 1939. It was developed as an urban town by a local railway company, Hankyu Dentetsu. Its founder Kobayashi Ichizo (Itsuo) lived there.

On June 8, 2001, the Osaka school massacre occurred in this city. A man entered an elementary school and fatally stabbed eight children in the school. Many pupils have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. To avoid flashback memories of the massacre and to improve school security, the buildings were remodeled and subsequently occupied in April 2004. On September 14, 2004, Mamoru Takuma was executed for the murders.

Neighboring municipalities

Attractions

Ikeda boasts several cultural attractions: the Itsuō Art Museum holds the Itsuo Collection which is mainly Japanese art for cha-no-yu; Ikeda Bunko holds collections on Takarazuka and other materials related to Hankyu Dentetsu. There is a municipal zoo named Satsukiyama Zoo. It is home to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum.

Transportation

Airports

Railways

Highway

Major company headquarters

JAL Express headquarters in Ikeda JAL Express Osaka HQ 20100807-001.jpg
JAL Express headquarters in Ikeda

Sister cities

Ikeda is twinned with: [6]

Notable people from Ikeda

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References

  1. "Official website of Ikeda city" (in Japanese). Japan: Ikeda City. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  2. "Corporate Info Archived 2010-01-27 at the Wayback Machine ." Daihatsu. Retrieved on February 5, 2010.
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