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Kaseda is Kagoshima's small city, with a population of almost 24,000. Kaseda performed the consolidation of municipalities to the next town in 2005. And "Minamisatsuma city" was born. Now, Kaseda is the city area of Minamisatsuma city.
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Kaseda History

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Japanese Chronology Christian Era Kaseda Main History Photograph
Paleolithic 22000B.C. The Kagoshima Aira caldera erupts. The Shirasu plateau is made with this volcanic ashes(A.T.). Shikazegashira's pot
Kakoinohara ruins
Uekaseda's doll
18000B.C. Harunoyama Ruins - The remains of a temporary camp.
Jomon 10000B.C. Shikazegashira Ruins - Nearly perfect pottery was found
Kakoinohara Ruins - The permanent place of summer at the start time of the Jomon period. The oldest smoke-dried institution in domestic.
9000B.C. An eruption of Sakurajima. The volcanic ashes called Satsuma accumulates.
4400B.C. The Kikai caldera erupts in the south of the Satsuma peninsula. Volcanic ashes called Akahoya.
1000B.C. Uekaseda Ruins - Stone figure was found
Yayoi 100B.C. A holed shell is found in the Takahashi shell mound(Kinpo-cho, near Kaseda).
Kofun Rokudoe ancient tomb - The box type stone coffin containing an iron sword and pottery.
Nara 710 The Satsuma country and the Osumi country were formed. (Taiho Codes).
720 The Nihon shoki is edited. There is a report of the race "Hayato" of ancient Satsuma.
752 Ganjin who is a Japanese envoy to China in the Tang dynasty landed at Bonotsu (near Kaseda).
Heian 931-938 There was name of a place called "Ata-gun,Takaya-go" in Wamyoruijusyo which it is at the time of ancient times.This name of a place still exists in Kaseda.
1177 - 79 Beppu Goro Tadaaki built the Beppu castle to Kaseda.
Kamakura 1194 Sameshima Muneie became the load of a manor of the Ata county. Rokujizoto by Tadayoshi Shimazu
Jissin-ji's doorplate
Drum Dance
1197 Kasedabeppu is written to the medieval land ledger (Satsuma no Kuni Zudentyo).
Muromachi 11th/15th century Mottaimatsu Ruins(Kinpo-cho) - This is very important ruins of a port. This port was used to trade ceramic ware between Japan and China.
1420 Instead of Beppu, Shimazu occupied Kaseda. They are the whole family of Shimazu called Sasshu.
1539 The Beppu castle war - Shimazu whole family's internal trouble. Then Tadayoshi Shimazu (Izaku-soshu family in Shimazu) occupied Kaseda.
1543 The people from Portugal were washed up on Tanegashima of the south in Kagoshima. They transmitted the gun to Japan for the first time.
1546 Jissinkou - General Shimazu in Satsuma at 16th century. His other name is Tadayoshi. He lived in this city. He wrote "Jissinkou Irohauta" poem in 1546. He wrote about public morality in this poem. And, Satsuma warrior studied this poem at the Edo era. Takeda shrine - in this city - is dedicated to him.
1549 Francisco Xavier came to Kagoshima. He began to Japan and told Christianity.
Momoyama 1580 People of Aihoshi begin to deify the Kannon in Kaseda. When the Edo period came, it hid and was chanting the Buddhist invocation.
1587 Shimazu dominated Kyushu in the previous year. However, it surrenders to this year to Hideyoshi Toyotomi.
1592 Hideyoshi sends troops to Korea. Yoshihiro Shimazu also dispatched troops with Korea.
There is a tradition "in Kaseda, the drum dance was transmitted from Korea at this time."
Samehima Munemasa of Kaseda began overseas trade after the homecoming from dispatching troops.
Edo 1609 Satsuma dispatched troops to Ryukyu. Kaseda-kaji's god
God of the rice field
Ridge-end tile of Yasaka shrine
1615 The Edo Shogunate issued the command that it could not have only one castle in one country.
Then, the castle in Kaseda was lost and became the government controlled area in Satsuma. The thing of a government controlled area is called Tojo.
Kaseda Tojo was the zone in present Kaseda, Oura, Kasasa, Bonotsu, and Kawabe.
1686 Tanaka Shichiemon made the water wheel for iron manufacture in Kukino(.area of the south in Kaseda.) Then, he deified God of water.
Kaseda kaji - This is tradition handicrafts, such as a sickle. Moreover, those who make it were the samurais of Satsuma at the Edo period.
Aoki Konyo introduces a sweet potato all over the country in about 1720. A sweet potato is called Satsuma-imo in Japan.
1753 Satsuma was ordered the riparian work of Kisogawa from the Edo Shogunate.
1768 The Masuyama irrigation canal was completed. The water wheel of the mechanism doll of the Taketa shrine runs by this water.
1773 Sameshima Shogoro of Kaseda became the Chinese interpreter of the Satsuma han.
1778 God of the oldest rice field in Kaseda was built at Tojinbara.
1784 Kaseda Tojo became an organization called Kaseda Go. Kaseda, Oura, and Kasasa are the zones in Kaseda Go.
1802 The large flood of a River Manose. The flow of a river changed. The mouth of a river became the new harbor, and commerce prospered.They build the Yasaka shrine.
1827 In Satsuma, Zusho Hirosato carried out political reform.
1858 The Kaseda riot happens by Komatsubara (Bansei).
1865 The Europe foreign student leaves from Satsuma. Naonobu Sameshima of Kaseda also participated.
Meiji 1868 Meiji Restoration. Next year, Kagoshima Prefecture was organized newly.
In Kaseda, Jissin Buddhist temple was destroyed. It was rebuilt as a Taketa shrine in 1873.
Kaseda station's ruins
Kaseda peace museum
1889 Municipality organization enforcement. Kaseda-mura and Higashikaseda-mura were made.
1896 The Kawanabe public office was installed in Kaseda.
Taisho 1914 Nansatsu railroad was opened for traffic between Ijuuin from Kaseda. Between Kaseda and Makurazaki was opened for traffic in 1931.
1924 Kaseda-mura is town organization enforcement. It becomes Kaseda-cho. Next year, Higashikaseda-mura serves as Bansei-cho.
Showa 1941-45 Pacific War. In Kaseda, special attack corps "Kamikaze" sortied from the Bansei airfield.
1954 1954 Kaseda-cho and Bansei-cho combined. Then, Kaseda-city was organized.
1984 Nansatsu railroad was abolished.
1986 A prefectural Fukiage beach seaside park opens. Japan Sand Festival started on the Fukiage beach next year.
Heisei 1997 The ruins of Kakoinohara were chosen as national historic relics.

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