World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Tosa Province

Article Id: WHEBN0030876205
Reproduction Date:

Title: Tosa Province  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kataoka Naoharu, Iyo Province, Yui Mitsue, Chōsokabe Morichika, Tosakin
Collection: Former Provinces of Japan
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Tosa Province

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Tosa Province highlighted

Tosa Province (土佐国 Tosa no kuni) is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today Kōchi Prefecture on Shikoku.[1] Tosa was bordered by Iyo and Awa Provinces. It was sometimes called Doshū (土州) .

Contents

  • History 1
  • Historical districts 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The ancient capital was near modern Nankoku. Tosa jinja was designated as the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) for the province]. [2]

Tosa was ruled by the Chōsokabe clan during the Sengoku Period, and Chōsokabe Motochika briefly unified Shikoku under his rule, although he was reduced to Tosa again by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and dispossessed entirely after Sekigahara. The province was then granted to Yamauchi Kazutoyo. Tosa was a relatively poor province, and lacked a strong castle town even under the Chōsokabe. After Sekigahara, the castle town of Kōchi was established and remains the main city to this day. During the Edo Period the province was controlled by the Tosa Domain.

Sakamoto Ryōma of the Bakumatsu era was born in Tosa.

Samurai from Tosa were important in the Meiji Restoration of 1868.[1]

The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Tosa, lead ship of its class, was named after the province.

Historical districts

Notes

  1. ^ a b Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tosa" in , p. 988Japan Encyclopedia, p. 988, at Google Books.
  2. ^ ," p. 3.Ichinomiya"Nationwide List of ; retrieved 2011-08-09

References

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Murdoch's map of provinces, 1903
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.