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Mima

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Mima is a city located in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Mima was established on March 1, 2005, from the merger of the former towns of Mima, Anabuki and Waki, and the village of Koyadaira (all from Mima District).GeographyAs of 2016, the city has an estimated population of 30,062 and a population density of 82 persons per km². The total area is 367.38 km². About 20.1% is inhabitable land. Rivers: Yoshino River, Anabuki River, Sadamitsu River Mountains: Mount Tsurugi, Mount Nako ClimateHistoryNameThe name Mima is derived from two characters meaning "Beautiful Horse". Mima was once home to many horse breeders. Although breeders and keepers are not so common in present-day Mima, the history lives on today in art, local products, and such.IkezukiThere is also the story of a famous horse named Ikezuki. He is a famous horse born from a captive Mima Town mother and a wild father from Mount Tsurugi. He later belonged to Shogun Yoritomo and often makes appearances throughout history, such as in Tale of Heike, Genpei War, and The Battle of Uji (1184) (crossing the Uji River). Ikezuki's mother was buried at what is now Ikezuki Park. It is unsure whether Ikezuki is a factual or fictional character.
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