Oki Province

province of Japan

Oki Province (隠岐国, Oki no kuni) was an island province of Japan in the area of Shimane Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Onshū or Inshū (隠州).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Oki Province highlighted

The province was the Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan. The islands are near the provinces of Izumo and Hōki.

The capital city of the province was near Saigō.

History change

View of Oki Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

In 1221, Emperor Go-Toba was exiled to Oki.[2]

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

Shrines and Temples change

Mizuwakasu jinja and Yurahime jinja were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Oki. [4]

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References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Oki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 746.
  2. Mason, R.H.P. and J.G. Caiger. (1972). A History of Japan, p. 105.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-17.

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  Media related to Oki Province at Wikimedia Commons