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Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, with a population around 1.5 million and is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. Kobe is most famous for its Kobe beef and Arima Onsen (hot springs). Notable buildings include the Ikuta Shrine as well as the Kobe Port Tower. It is well known for the night view of the city, from mountains such as Mount Rokkō, and Mount Maya as well as the coast. Kobe is widely associated with cosmopolitanism and fashion, The biannual fashion event Kobe Fashion Week, centered around the Kobe Collection is held in Kobe. The jazz festival "Kobe Jazz Street" has been held every October at jazz clubs and hotels since 1981. Kobe is the site of Japan's first golf course, Kobe Golf Club, established by Arthur Hesketh Groom in 1903, and Japan's first mosque, Kobe Mosque, built in 1935. The city hosts the Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club, founded in 1870 by Alexander Cameron Sim, a prominent foreign cemetery, and a number of Western-style residences from the 19th century, in the Kitano area. Museums include Kobe City Museum and Kobe City Museum of Literature. Most of the 1957 romantic drama Sayonara takes place in Kobe. The city is the setting of much of the Studio Ghibli film Grave of the Fireflies. The dialect spoken in Kobe is called Kobe-ben, a sub-dialect of Kansai dialect. It is famous for a perfect tense -too and a progressive tense -yoo instead of Osakan form -toru and Standard form -teiru.
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