Aki Province

province of Japan

Aki Province (安芸国, Aki no kuni) or Geishū (芸州) was an old province in the area of Hiroshima Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Aki Province highlighted

HistoryEdit

 
Itsukushima in Aki Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1852-1858

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

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Itsukushima jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Aki. [3]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Aki no kuni" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 18.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Aki Province at Wikimedia Commons