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The location of Kajiki in Kagoshima Prefecture.
 is a town located in Aira District, Kagoshimamarker, Japanmarker. It is located north of the city of Kagoshima. Kajiki is located on the northern part of the bay. Kagoshima Airportmarker is to the north.


As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 23,364 and the density of 491.87 persons per km². The total area is 47.50 km².

It is accessed with the Kyūshū Expressway at Interchange 25-1 along with the Junction and access with another freeway linking to and in the east. The interchange was opened in December 13, 1973 and extended north to Mizobe-Kagoshima Airport on November 29, 1976. In March 25, 1992, a section was opened which became the East Kyūshū Expressway on December 19, 2001 when the expressway became connected.

Kajiki has schools, middle schools, a school including the Kajiki High School, the Kajiki train station, a post office, parks and banks. A river runs slightly west of Kajiki.

Kajiki is located on a small valley and a plain. The mountains dominate the north and west.

A planned merger of municipalities will be implemented in March 2010. The Aira District towns of Airamarker, Kajiki, and Kamōmarker will merge into the City of Airamarker. Aira District will be left with one municipality.

Kumo Gassen

The Kumo Gassen is an annual traditional event in Kajiki town, the most famous spider-fighting contest: this event has a long and unbroken tradition and dates back to four hundred years ago.

Most people in Kajiki rear samurai spiders: all the spiders in the event are female Black and Yellow Argiopes. Spiders are raised carefully and live with their owners, free to wander in the house and make cobwebs around.

References

  1. http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/kyusyu/46.htm


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