Satsuma Province

province of Japan

Satsuma Province (薩摩国, Satsuma-no Kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.[1] Its abbreviation is Sasshū (薩州).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Satsuma Province highlighted

HistoryEdit

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

Shrines and TemplesEdit

 
Nitta Shrine

Hirasaki jinja and Nitta Hachiman-gū were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Satsuma.[3]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). " Satsuma" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 829.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Satsuma Province at Wikimedia Commons