Harima Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Harima Province highlighted

Harima Province (播磨国, Harima no kuni) or Banshū (播州) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshū that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyōgo Prefecture.[1] Harima bordered on Tajima, Tamba, Settsu, Bizen, and Mimasaka Provinces. Its capital was Himeji.

During the Edo Period of Japanese history, the Akō Domain (fief) was part of Harima. The Forty-seven Ronin were samurai of the Akō han. Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, a shipbuilder and major Boeing engine subcontractor gets its name from the province.

History[edit]

Harima Province was established in 7th century. During the Meiji Restoration, Himeji Prefecture was established with the whole area of Harima Province as the territory. Himeji Prefecture was renamed to Shikama prefecture, and Shikama Prefecture was transferred to Hyogo prefecture finally.

Temples and shrines[edit]

Iwa jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Harima. [2]

Historical districts[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Harima Province at Wikimedia Commons