Bungo Province

province of Japan

Bungo Province (豊後国, Bungo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Ōita Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.[1] Along with Buzen Province, it was sometimes called Hōshū (豊州).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Bungo Province highlighted

Bungo had borders with Buzen, Hyūga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen Provinces.

HistoryEdit

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

Shrines and templesEdit

 
Yusuhara Hachiman-gū

Sasamuta-jinja and Yusuhara Hachiman-gū were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Bungo.[3]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Bungo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 90.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Bungo Province at Wikimedia Commons