Kōzuke Province (上野国 Kōzuke no kuni?) was an old province located in the Tōsandō of Japan, which today comprises Gunma Prefecture. It is often nicknamed Jōshū (上州?) or Jōmō (上毛?). Kōzuke and Echigo Province were known as the Jōetsu region.
The ancient provincial capital of Takasaki was near modern Maebashi. During the Sengoku period, Kōzuke was controlled variously by Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin, the late Hōjō clan, and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
- Kōzuke no kuni in Iwanami Nihonshi Jiten (岩波日本史辞典), CD-Rom Version. Iwanami Shoten, 1999-2001.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 10-ISBN 0-674-01753-6; 13-ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
Media related to Kozuke Province at Wikimedia Commons
- Murdoch's map of provinces, 1903
- National Archives of Japan: Tatoroyama no ki, survey of limestone cave in Mount Tatoro in Kozuke Province, 1837 (Tenpo 8).
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