a city on central Honshu, in central Japan.
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city, Aichi ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan. It developed in the 7th century around the principal Shinto temple of the locality, the Masumida Shrine. During the Tokugawa period (1603-1867) it was an important transport centre on the Gifu Highway. Ichinomiya is now part of the Nagoya industrial area, specializing in woolen and cotton textiles for both kimonos and Western-style clothes. Pop. (2005) 371,687.

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