province of Japan
Higo Province (肥後国; Higo no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū. Along with Hizen Province, it was sometimes called Hishū (肥州).
Higo had borders with Chikugo, Bungo, Hyūga, Ōsumi, and Satsuma Provinces.
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Higo Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Shrines and TemplesEdit
Aso-jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Higo.
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Higo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 310.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2011-1-18.
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