Hi Province

province of Japan

Hi Province (火国 or 肥国, Hi no kuni) was a very old province of Japan, in the area of Hizen and Higo provinces.[1] It was sometimes called Hishū (肥州).

The boundaries of this ancient entity are within Nagasaki (without Tsushima and Iki), Saga and Kumamoto prefectures.[2]

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The history of the province started and ended before the Taihō Code was established at the beginning of the 8th century.

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  1. Satow, Ernest. (1874). "The Geography of Japan," Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. 1-2, p. 34.
  2. ; Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hizen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 338; "Higo" at p. 310.

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