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

History change

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 Temples change

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

Related pages change

References change

  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 websites change

  Media related to Kaga Province at Wikimedia Commons