Izumi Province

province of Japan

Izumi Province (和泉国, Izumi no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Izumi Province highlighted.

HistoryEdit

Izumi Province was created during the reign of Empress Genshō.[2]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Izumi Province were reformed in the 1870s.[3]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

 
Ōtori Shrine

Ōtori Shrine was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Izumi.[4]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780.
  2. Meyners d'Estrey, Guillaume Henry Jean (1884). Annales de l'Extrême Orient et de l'Afrique, Vol. 6, p. 172; excerpt, Genshō crée sept provinces : Idzumi, Noto, Atoa, Iwaki, Iwase, Suwa et Sado en empiétant sur celles de Kawachi, Echizen, Etchū, Kazusa, Mutsu and Shinano
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1; retrieved 2011-10-18.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Izumi Province at Wikimedia Commons