province of Japan
Kōzuke Province (上野国, Kōzuke no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Gunma Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is also known as Jōshū (上州) or Jōmō (上毛).
The ancient capital city of the province was near Maebashi.
In the Nara period, Kōzuke was part of Keno Province. This was changed in the reforms of the Taihō Code in 701.
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Kōzuke Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Shrines and TemplesEdit
Ichinomiyanukisaki jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Kōzuke. 
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kōzuke" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 568.
- ↑ Tsunoda, Ryūsaku et al. (1951). Japan in the Chinese Dynastic Histories: Later Han through Ming dynasties, p. 18 n25.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-18.
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