Uzen Province

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Map of the former Japanese provinces with Uzen highlighted

Uzen Province (羽前国, Uzen-no kuni) is an old province of Japan in the area of Yamagata Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] Along with Ugo Province, it was sometimes called Ushū (羽州).[2] The history of the province started in 1868 and ended in 1872.

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View from the air of the castle which was the center of Yonezawa Domain and Unzen Province

During the Edo period and early Meiji period, the Uesugi clan were daimyo in the area.[3]

Copper coins were minted in the province in 1861-1863 (Bunkyu 1-3).[4]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Unzen Province were reformed in the 1870s.[5]

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Uzen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1019.
  2. Murdoch, James. (1903). A History of Japan, Vol. 3. p. 794.
  3. Papinot, Edmund. (2003). Nobiliare du Japon -- Uesugi, pp. 67 [PDF 71 of 80]; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; retrieved 2012-11-8.
  4. Van de Polder, Léon. (1891). "Abridged History of the Copper Coins of Japan," Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. 18-19, p. 490.
  5. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.

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