Iga Province

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Map of Japanese provinces with Iga province highlighted

Iga Province (伊賀国 Iga no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Ishū (伊州?).

The province had borders with Ise, Ōmi, Yamato, and Yamashiro.

The capital city of the province was Ueno, also called Iga-Ueno.[2]

History[change | change source]

View of Iga Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Iga Province were reformed in the 1870s.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Iga is a small mountain ringed basin (the Ueno basin) in the center of the Kansai region.

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Aekuni jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Iga.[4]

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