Bingo Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Bingo Province highlighted

Bingo Province (備後国 Bingo no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] Along with Bizen and Bitchū Provinces, it was sometimes called Bishū (備州?).

The province had borders with Bitchū, Hōki, Izumo, Iwami, and Aki Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was in the area of Fuchu.

History[change | edit source]

View of Bingo Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1856

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

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

Kibitsu jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Bingo. [3]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bingo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 76.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Bingo Province at Wikimedia Commons