Tane Province

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Northern Tane Province

Tane Province (多禰国, Tane-no kuni) was an island province of Japan in the area of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.[1] The history of the province started in 674 and ended in 824.

History[change | change source]

Kofun burial mounds are found on Tanegashima. Two very old Shinto shrines on Yakushima suggest that these islands were the southern border of the Yamato state.[2]

Annals of the Nara period regard Tane-no-kuni as the name for all the Ryukyu Islands,[3] including Tanegashima[4] and Yakushima.[5]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 674 {Temmu 2): Ambassadors of Tane no kuni were received in the Japanese court.[6]
  • 702 (Taihō 2): The Shoku Nihongi records, "Satsuma and Tane broke the relation and disobey to the king's order. So (the government) sent an army, conquered them, counted the population, and placed the officials."
Jhomonsugi in Yaku Island, Japan

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References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kagoshima" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 447.
  2. Denoon, Donald et al. (2001). Multicultural Japan: Palaeolithic to Postmodern, p. 107.
  3. Tōyō Bunko. (1935). Memoirs of the Research Department of the Tōyō Bunko (the Oriental Library), Vols. 7-10, p. 27.
  4. Nussbaum, "Tanegashima" at pp. 947-948.
  5. Nussbaum, "Yakushima" at p. 1035.
  6. Beillevaire, Patrick. (2000). Ryūkyū Studies to 1854: Western Encounter, Vol. 1, p. 272; excerpt, "Im dritten Jahre der Regierung des Mikado Ten mu (674) kamen auch Gesandte von Tane no kuni au den japanischen Hof. Jakusima und das heutige Tanegasima waren die nördlichsten der mehrgenannten Südseeinseln...."; compare NengoCalc, Temmu 2 (天武二年); retrieved 2012-1-18.

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