Kawachi Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Kawachi Province highlighted.

Kawachi Province (河内国 Kawachi no kuni?) was a old province of Japan in the area of Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

History[change | change source]

View of Kawachi Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

Kawachi province was established in the 7th century. In the 8th century, Izumi was separated from the older province during the reign of Empress Genshō.[2]

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

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Hiraoka jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Kawachi. [4] The shrine is located in Higashiōsaka.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Kawachi" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 496.
  2. Meyners d'Estrey, Guillaume Henry Jean (1884). Annales de l'Extrême Orient et de l'Afrique, Vol. 6, p. 172; excerpt, Genshō crée sept provinces : Idzumi, Noto, Atoa, Iwaki, Iwase, Suwa et Sado en empiétant sur celles de Kawachi, Echizen, Etchū, Kazusa, Mutsu and Shinano
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites[change | change source]

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