|Mouth||Sea of Japan|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||229 km (142 mi)|
|Basin size||7,040 km2 (2,720 sq mi)|
|⁃ average||392 m3/s (13,800 cu ft/s)|
Description & History
The river rises from southern Yamagata Prefecture and flows to the north, and turns west at Shinjō and flows into the Sea of Japan at Sakata. Water transportation once flourished on the river and carried local products such as safflowers and rice to the Kansai region.
The Mogami River appears as an utamakura in Japanese poetry, with the influential 17th-century poet Matsuo Bashō composing several hokku regarding the river during his travels alongside it.  Some were revised as haiku in the memoir of his journeys, including this well-known poem:
- samidare o atsumete hayashi Mogami-gawa
- gathering the rains
- of the wet season — swift
- the Mogami River
- (trans. Shirane)
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