Iki Province

province of Japan

Iki Province (壱岐国, Iki no Kuni) was an island province of Japan in the area of Nagasaki Prefecture near the island of Kyūshū.[1] The province is also known as Isshū (壱州) .

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Iki Province highlighted

The province was Iki Island.

History change

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

Shrines and Temples change

Tsukiyomi shrine

Amanotanagao jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Iki. [3]

Related pages change

References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Iki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 379.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websites change

  Media related to Iki Province at Wikimedia Commons