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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Kaga Province highlighted

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).

HistoryEdit

 
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

ReferencesEdit

  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; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Kaga Province at Wikimedia Commons