Chikugo Province (筑後国 Chikugo no kuni?) is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyūshū. It was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州?), with Chikuzen Province. Chikugo was bordered by Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.
The ancient capital of the province was located near the modern city of Kurume, Fukuoka.
Timeline of notable events
- 1359 (Enbun 4): Battle of Chikugo River (Chikugogawa), Ashikaga gain a military victory.
- 1361 (Enbun 6) : Imperial forces led by Kikuchi Takemitsu capture Dazaifu.
Shrines and temples
- Fukuoka Prefecture
- Ikuha District (生葉郡) - merged with Takeno District to become Ukiha District (浮羽郡) on February 26, 1896
- Kamitsuma District (上妻郡) - merged with Shimotsuma District to become Yame District (八女郡) on February 26, 1896
- Mihara District (御原郡) - merged with former Mii (御井郡) and Yamamoto Districts to become a new and expanded Mii District (三井郡) on February 26, 1896
- Mii District (pre-1896) (御井郡) - absorbed Mihara and Yamamoto Districts to become a new and expanded Mii District (三井郡) on February 26, 1896
- Miike District (三池郡) - dissolved
- Mizuma District (三潴郡)
- Shimotsuma District (下妻郡) - merged with Kamitsuma District to become Yame District on February 26, 1896
- Takeno District (竹野郡) - merged with Ikuha District to become Ukiha District on February 26, 1896
- Yamamoto District (山本郡) - merged with former Mii (御井郡) and Mihara Districts to become a new and expanded Mii District (三井郡) on February 26, 1896
- Yamato District (山門郡) - dissolved
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chikugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 113, p. 113, at Google Books.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Tsuji, Zennosuke. (1932). The Humanitarian Ideas of the Japanese, p. 55; Depuy, Trevor Nevitt. (1992). "Kikuchi Takemitsu," The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography, p. 402.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kikuchi Takemitsu" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 517.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-10-26.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
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