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Hagi, Yamaguchi

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Hagi (萩市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan and was incorporated as a city on July 1, 1932.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 45,165 and a population density of 326.67 persons per km². The city's total area is 138.26 km².

The city was the capital of the Choshu Domain during the Edo period (ca. 16031868). Hagi is renown for hagi-yaki, a form of Japanese pottery dating from 1604 when two Korean potters were brought to Hagi by Mori Terumoto.

Ito Hirobumi, Japan's first modern prime minister, was born in Hagi and studied at Yoshida Shoin's Shōka Sonjuku, a school in the town. Ito's birthplace is preserved next to a shrine that includes the school building in its compound.

Since 1968, Hagi has been a sister city to Ulsan (울산광역시, 蔚山廣域市), a fishing port and market centre in the southeast of South Korea on the Sea of Japan about 70km north of Busan.

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