Hōki Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Hoki Province highlighted

Hōki Province (伯耆国 Hōki-no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Tottori Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Hakushū (伯州?).

The province had borders with Inaba, Mimasaka, Bitchū, Bingo, and Izumo Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was near Kurayoshi. A major castle town was at Yonago.

History[change | edit source]

View of Hōki Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

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

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

Shitori jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Hōki. [3]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hōki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Hoki Province at Wikimedia Commons