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Birth of Kurume-shi

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The history of Kurume is old, and people begin to live in this ground from the Old Stone Age approximately 20,000 years ago, and it is supposed that we keep warm climate and rich Waters and Land alive, and rice growing began from time that is early nationwide. Furthermore, it was in strategic point of administration, traffic of northern Kyushu by Kokufu, Chikugo that was ancient national local administrative office being established.
Ei Kusano passed in youngest 1164 (Chokan 2) in the Heian era and entered the country than ga Hizen country Takagi (existing Saga-shi) to the eastern part of city and thereafter ruled for approximately 400 years. Sorin Otomo of Oita advocated ascendancy for the age of civil strife, but when the Edo era began, Arima entered from Tamba country Fukuchiyama in 1621 (Genna 7), and the lord of a castle for 11 generations ruled this ground until 1869.
Kurume prefecture was established by establishment of prefectures in place of feudal domains of 1871 (Meiji 4), and it became Mizuma prefecture in November of the year, and the prefectural office was put in Kurume. It enforced municipal organization with 38 cities of the whole country in 1889 (Meiji 22) and became Kurume-shi.

Birth of Kurume-shi

The first mayor On April 1, 1889, Kurume-shi was born by the municipal organization enforcement. Population at the time is 24,750 people. The number of houses was 4,262 houses. The Chikugo River overflows in July of the year, and Chikugo River basin eight county becomes worthless thing, and there is for record when being washed away house amounted to 1,262. In this year and 1921, the Chikugo River overflows in the same way in 1953, and it may be said that the history of Motoichi was the history of fight with the Chikugo River. When industry and traffic developed, spinning yatabi company was established, but, after the Russo-Japanese War, the 18th D.H.Q. and foot soldier 56th regiment were set up and did character as military-based city heavily.

The photograph former Kurume city hall The former Kurume city hall
(feudal age messenger shop)

Photograph 18th D.H.Q. The 18th D.H.Q.

Deluge of photograph 1889 Deluge of 1889
Chairperson of municipal assembly Arinobu Mitani (Kano group illustrator) at the time
In the case of Kamigyo, we described for explanation as flood petition committee.

Photograph Shigeru Aoki seafood oil painting Shigeru Aoki (1882 through 1911) 
Seafood A Good Catch
70.2 centimeters of oil painting *182.0 centimeter 
1904 important cultural property
Stone bridge foundation Ishibashi Museum of Art

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