Mutsu Province (1868)

province of Japan (established in 1868/69)

Mutsu Province (陸奥国, Mutsu no kuni or), also called Rikuō Province (陸奥国, Rikuō no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Iwate Prefecture and Aomori Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was also known as Ōshū (奥州)[2] or Rikushū (陸州).[1] The history of this province started in 1868 and ended in 1872.

Rikuō (Mutsu) Province from 1869 onwards


In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Mutsu Province were reformed in the 1870s.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mutsu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 676; "Rikuoko" at p. 790.
  2. Murdoch, James. (1903). A History of Japan, Vol. 3. p. 794.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.

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