Iwashiro Province

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Map of the former Japanese provinces with Iwashiro highlighted

Iwashiro Province (岩代国, Iwashiro-no kuni) is an old province in the area of Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Ōshū (奥州).[2] The history of the province started in 1868 and ended in 1872.

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

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Iwashiro" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 410.
  2. Murdoch, James. (1903). A History of Japan, Vol. 3. p. 794.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.

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