Harima Province

province of Japan

Harima Province (播磨国, Harima no kuni), also known as Banshu (播州),[1] was an old province of Japan in area of Hyōgo Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[2]

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Harima Province highlighted

The province had borders with the provinces of Tajima, Tamba, Settsu, Bizen, and Mimasaka.

The provincial capital city was Himeji on the Ishikawa River.[3]

HistoryEdit

 
View of Harima Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853-1856

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Harima Province were reformed in the 1870s.[4]

Temples and ShrinesEdit

Iwa jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Harima. [5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Terry's Japanese Empire. Houghton Mifflin. 1914. p. 768.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  3. Terry's Japanese Empire. Houghton Mifflin. 1914. p. 633.
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 780. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Harima Province at Wikimedia Commons