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Tozawa Village Hall
Location of Tozawa in Yamagata Prefecture
|• Total||261.31 km2 (100.89 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2015)|
|• Density||18.2/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cryptomeria japonica|
|- Flower||Lilium rubellum|
|Address||270 Furukuchi, Tozawa-mura, Mogami-gun, Yamagata-ken 999-6401|
Tozawa is located in north-central eastern Yamagata Prefecture, bordered to the east by the Dewa Mountains. The Mogami River runs through the village.
- Yamagata Prefecture
The area of present-day was Tozawa part of ancient Dewa Province and during the Nara Period and early Heian period was an important fortified point on the road connecting Akita Castle on the Sea of Japan with Tagajo on the Pacific Ocean. During the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of the Mogami clan. During the Edo period, the village was a river port on the Mogami River. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Mogami District, Yamagata Prefecture. The modern village of Tozawa was established on April 1, 1889. It absorbed the neighboring villages of Furukuchi and Kadokawa in 1955.
The main industry is agriculture, livestock and forestry.
Tozawa has three elementary schools, one middle school and one combined elementary/middle school.
Sister city relations
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Tozawa, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)