Kaga Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Kaga Province highlighted

Kaga Province (加賀国 Kaga no kuni?) was an old province in the area of Ishikawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Kashū (加州?).

History[change | edit source]

Chief Shinto shrine of Kaga Province

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

Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]

Shirayamahime jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Kaga. [3]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kaga" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 445.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites[change | edit source]

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