What is the origin of the name of Fuchu City?

The name "Fuchu" comes from the fact that there was a government office "Kokufu" that governs Bingo Province (currently eastern Hiroshima Prefecture) about 1300 years ago.Even now, the remnants of those days remain everywhere in the city, such as land allocations, roads, and shrines.

Kokufu is a branch office of the central government established in each country (now called prefecture) to govern the whole country about 1300 years ago, and it was the political and economic center of the region for about 500 years from the Nara period to the Heian period. It also prospered as the cultural center of the region.