|• Mayor||Masato Matsuura|
|• Total||188.59 km2 (72.82 sq mi)|
(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||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|City hall address||7-1, Kotobukichō, Hōfu-shi, Yamaguchi-ken|
History[change | change source]
Hōfu (防府) means "the capital (国府) of Suō Province (周防国)". The eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture used to be called called Suō Province.
The city was founded on August 25, 1936. The city's change over the past fifty years is shown in the animated movie Mai Mai Miracle, and the story takes place in the year 1955 (with flashbacks that go 1,000 years further back).
References[change | change source]
- Stills from the film juxtaposed with modern photos Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine(in Japanese)