Sanuki Province

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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Sanuki Province highlighted

Sanuki Province (讃岐国, Sanuki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[1] It was sometimes called Sanshū (讃州).

The province had borders with Awa and Iyo Provinces.

History[change | change source]

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

Geography[change | change source]

Sanuki faced the Seto Inland Sea.

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Tamura jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Sanuki. [3]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sanuki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 823.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Sanuki Province at Wikimedia Commons