Mizushima

1977 EG7. Discovered 1977 Mar. 12 by H. Kosai and K. Hurukawa at Kiso.

Named for a site in the city of Kurashiki {see planet (4578)} near the birthplace of the first discoverer. Mizushima is a scenic spot in the Inland Sea and includes an old battlefield from the conflict between the Genji and Heike samurai families. This battle occurred during an annular eclipse of the sun in 1183, and Heike gained a great victory. (M 26765)

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