||Habikino City||Osaka Prefecture|
People have been living in the area around Habikino city for as long as 20,000 years, since the end of the Old Stone Age.
From the Kofun (Tomb Mound) Period through the early Heian Period (from the late 3rd century to the 10th century), people of power, such as successive imperial families and feudal clans, were active in this area, and constructed numerous temples, shrines and tomb mounds. This is the historical basis of the present Habikino city.
During the 11th century, three generations of the Genji family governed the Kawachi area and lived at Tsuboinosato.
From the Nambokucho era (1336-1392), this area was repeatedly involved in civil wars, until Toyotomi Hideyoshi came to govern it at the end of the Warring Period in the 16th century. At this time, land surveying was undertaken by Ishida Mitsunari and others.
In the Edo Period (1600-1868), the area was governed by the Edo shogunate government. Under this government, rivers were improved, new rice fields were developed and cotton cultivation was expanded. From the middle of this era, the town of Furuichi, where the Takenouchi Highway and the Higashi-Koya Highway cross and the Kensakibune boats went up and down the Ishikawa River, enjoyed prosperity as an important center of land and water traffic.
Rediscovering our city's accumulated cultural history and creating a new cultural history is our theme, as we strive to develop "Habikino, the city of grace and elegance."
Glass bowl excavated from the Ankan Mausoleum, owned by Tokyo National Museum, Designated Important Cultural Asset
The Homepage of Habikino City is here.
- City Planning and Promotion Division,
- Department of Planning and Finance,
- Habikino City
Statue of the Maitreya-Bodhisattva (miroku bosatsu)
Designated Important Cultural Asset of the Hakuho Period (the late 7th century to the early 8th century), owned by Yachuji Temple