Chichibu Province

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Chichibu Province (知々夫国 Chichibu no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Saitama Prefecture.

History[edit]

According to text in the Sendai Kuji Hongi (Kujiki), there was an area called Chichibu Province during the reign of Emperor Sujin.[1] Since ancient times, Chichibu-jinja has been the main Shinto shrine in the area.[2]

In the Edo period, a pilgrimage route linked together 34 sacred sites of the old Chichibu Province[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enbutsu, Sumiko. (1990). Chichibu: Japan's hidden treasure, p. 13.
  2. ^ "Chichibu Shrine" at Sainokuni-kanko.jp; retrieved 2013-1-26.
  3. ^ Harold Bolitho. (2003). "Tokugawa Japan's Tourist Revolution," Treasures of the Yenching: Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library, p. 40.

Coordinates: 36°01′25″N 139°00′54″E / 36.02361°N 139.01500°E / 36.02361; 139.01500