Chikugo Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Chikugo Province highlighted

Chikugo Province (筑後国 Chikugo no kuni?) is the name of a old province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.[1] Along with Chikuzen Province, it was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州?)

Chikugo had borders with Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.

History[change | edit source]

The ancient capital city of the province was near Kurume, Fukuoka.

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

Timeline of notable events[change | edit source]

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

Kōra taisha

Kōra taisha was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Chikugo. [5]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chikugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 113.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. Tsuji, Zennosuke. (1932). The Humanitarian Ideas of the Japanese, p. 55; Depuy, Trevor Nevitt. (1992). "Kikuchi Takemitsu," The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography, p. 402.
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kikuchi Takemitsu" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 517.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

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