Mori Town Hall
Location of Mori in Shizuoka Prefecture
|• Total||133.84 km2 (51.68 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2012)|
|• Density||143/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Camellia sasanqua|
|- Bird||Common Kingfisher|
|Address||2101-1 Mori, Mori-machi, Shūchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken 437-0293|
|Website||Town of Mori|
Mori is located in an inland area in the hills of western Shizuoka Prefecture. The town has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.
Mori has been known since the Kamakura period as the location of the Oguni Jinja, the ichinomiya of former Tōtōmi Province and a pilgrimage destination. In the Edo period it was largely tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into Mori within Shūchi District, Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1955-56, the area of the town was expanded through annexation of five neighboring villages. Discussions to merge with neighboring Fukuroi were shelved after a referendum opposing the merger was held in 2009.
The economy of Mori is mixed industrial and agriculture. The main industries include automobile-related factories by Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd., and Yamaha Motor Company.
- New Tōmei Expressway (under construction)
Noted people from Mori
- Mori official website (Japanese)
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