Hōfu(Redirected from Hōfu, Yamaguchi)
Hofu city seen from Hōfu Tenman-gū shrine.
Location of Hōfu in Yamaguchi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Masato Matsuura|
|• Total||188.59 km2 (72.82 sq mi)|
|Population (September 30, 2016)|
|• Density||622.44/km2 (1,612.1/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Sangoju (Viburnum odoratissimum var. awabuki)|
|• Flower||Scarlet Sage|
|• Flowering tree||Ume|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||7-1, Kotobukichō, Hōfu-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
Hōfu (防府) means "the capital (国府) of Suō Province (周防国)". The eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture was formerly called Suō Province.
The city was founded on August 25, 1936. The city's change during the past fifty years can be visualised in the animated film Mai Mai Miracle, with its story taking place in the year of 1955 (with flashbacks a 1,000 years further back).
- Yamaguchi Junior College (private junior college)
Main sightseeing spotsEdit
- Hofu Keirin venue
- Stills from the film juxtaposed with modern photos(in Japanese)
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