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Kofu

(kō`fo͞o), city (1990 pop. 200,626), capital of Yamanashi prefecture, central Honshu, Japan. It is an industrial center, with manufactures of silk textiles, jewelry, and crystal ware, as well as a collection point for silk cocoons and raw silk. In the 16th cent. Kofu was the castle town of the Takeda family.

Kofu

 

a city in Japan, in the central part of the island of Honshu. It is the administrative center of the prefecture of Yamanashi. Population, 182,700 (1970 census). Kofu is a major transportation junction. It is the center of an agricultural region (silkworms, livestock, and vineyards). Silk-winding and spinning and chemical industries are in Kofu. Jewelry items are produced by the local cottage industry. Kofu is a health resort (famous for its hot springs).

Kofu

a city in central Japan, on S Honshu: textiles. Pop.: 190 098 (2002 est.)
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