Chikugo Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Chikugo Province highlighted

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.[1] It was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州?), with Chikuzen Province. Chikugo was bordered by Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.

History[edit]

The ancient capital of the province was located near the modern city of Kurume, Fukuoka.

In the Edo Period the province was divided into two fiefs: the Tachibana clan held a southern fief at Yanagawa, and the Arima clan held a northern fief at Kurume.

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Chikugo Province were reformed in the 1870s.[2]

Timeline of notable events[edit]

Shrines and temples[edit]

Kōra taisha

Kōra taisha was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Chikugo. [5]

Historical districts[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chikugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 113, p. 113, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kikuchi Takemitsu" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 517.
  5. ^ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-10-26.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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