Koshi Province (Japan)

former province of Japan

Koshi () was a very old province of Japan [1] in the area of Niigata, Fukui and Toyama prefectures on the island of Honshū.

Koshi Province in the map of Japan

Koshi was also a regional name.[2] It was in what is now known as the Hokuriku region.

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Koshi was divided into Echizen, Etchū, and Echigo provinces in the early 8th century.[3]

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  1. Satow, Ernest. (1874). "The Geography of Japan," Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Vol. 1-2, p. 35.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Koshi" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 563.
  3. Satow, p. 35; The name of these provinces was created using a kanji character from Koshi. A suffix was added according to the distance from the capital -- Echizen (越+zen = "near"), Etchū (越+chū = "middle"), and Echigo (越+go = "far").

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