Keno Province

former province of Japan

Keno Province (毛野国, Keno kuni), also known as Kenu, was a very old province of Japan before the Nara period.[1] Keno was in the area of Tochigi Prefecture[2] and Gunma Prefecture.[3]


Kōzuke Province and Shimotsuke Province were known as Keno before the reforms of the Taihō Code in the early 8th century.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tsunoda, Ryūsaku et al. (1951). Japan in the Chinese Dynastic Histories: Later Han through Ming dynasties, p. 18 n25.
  2. Philippi, Donald L. (1969). Kojiki, p. 585.
  3. Philippi, p. 486.

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