Kaga Province

former province of Japan

Kaga Province (加賀国, Kaga no kuni) was an old province in the area of Ishikawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Kashū (加州).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Kaga Province highlighted


Chief Shinto shrine of Kaga Province

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

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Shirayamahime jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Kaga. [3]

Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kaga" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 445.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Kaga Province at Wikimedia Commons