1936 YD. Discovered 1936 Dec. 20 by M. Laugier at Nice.

Named for the chief city of Awaji island on the Seto inland sea of Japan. The Oriental Astronomical Association's Computing Service is based in this city. Many observations of comets and minor planets by Japanese amateurs, as well as identifications and orbits, are collected there before being reported to the Minor Planet Center. (M 22503)

Name proposed by S. Nakano, who found the identifications involving this object and who lives in Sumoto.

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