Hōki Province

province of Japan

Hōki Province (伯耆国, Hōki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Tottori Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Hakushū (伯州).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Hoki Province highlighted

The province had borders with Inaba, Mimasaka, Bitchū, Bingo, and Izumo Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was near Kurayoshi. A major castle town was at Yonago.

History change

View of Hōki Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

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

Shrines and Temples change

Shitori jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Hōki. [3]

Related pages change

References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hōki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 343.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites change

  Media related to Hoki Province at Wikimedia Commons