Harima Province

province of Japan
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Harima Province highlighted

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]

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