Aki Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Aki Province highlighted

Aki Province (安芸国 Aki no kuni?) or Geishū (芸州) was an old province in the area of Hiroshima Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

History[change | change source]

Itsukushima in Aki Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1852-1858

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

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Itsukushima jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Aki. [3]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Aki no kuni" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 18.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websites[change | change source]

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