Yawata

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Yawata (八幡市, Yawata-shi) is a city located in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
As of October 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 72,664, with 29,259 households and a population density of 2,984.1 persons per km². The total area is 24.35 km².
The city was founded on November 1, 1977 and currently has a sister city in Milan, Ohio.
As the bamboo filaments Thomas Alva Edison used for his early light bulb tests came from Kyoto, Yawata has an Edison Memorial and Edison Celebration.
The Iwashimizu Hachimangu is located in Yawata.

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Wikipedia, Blueballoon

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