Sanuki Province

former province of Japan

Sanuki Province (讃岐国, Sanuki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[1] It was sometimes called Sanshū (讃州).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Sanuki Province highlighted

The province had borders with Awa and Iyo Provinces.


In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Sanuki Province were reformed in the 1870s.[2]


Sanuki faced the Seto Inland Sea.

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Tamura jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Sanuki. [3]


Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Sanuki" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 823.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Sanuki Province at Wikimedia Commons