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Chikugo Province

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Chikugo Province

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.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Timeline of notable events 1.1
  • Shrines and temples 2
  • Historical districts 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

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

  • 1359 (Enbun 4): Battle of Chikugo River (Chikugogawa), Ashikaga gain a military victory.[3]
  • 1361 (Enbun 6) : Imperial forces led by Kikuchi Takemitsu capture Dazaifu.[4]

Shrines and temples

Kōra taisha

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

Historical districts

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chikugo" in , p. 113Japan Encyclopedia, 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. ^ ," p. 3Ichinomiya"Nationwide List of ; retrieved 2012-10-26.

References

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Murdoch's map of provinces, 1903
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