Ugo Province

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Map of the former Japanese provinces with Ugo highlighted

Ugo Province (羽後国 Ugo-no kuni?) is an old province of Japan in the area of Akita Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] and some parts of Yamagata Prefecture.[2] Along with Uzen Province, it was sometimes called Ushū (羽州?).[3] The history of the province started in 1868 and ended in 1872.

History[change | change source]

Marker honoring wife of Satake Yosinobu, whose descendants were daimyo in the province

During the Edo period and early Meiji period, the Satake clan were daimyo in the area.[4]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Ugo Province were reformed in the 1870s.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1010.
  2. Newland, Amy Reigle. (2005). The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints, p. 428.
  3. Murdoch, James. (1903). A History of Japan, Vol. 3. p. 794.
  4. Papinot, Edmund. (2003). Nobiliare du Japon -- Satake, pp. 53 [PDF 57 of 80]; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; retrieved 2012-11-8.
  5. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.

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