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. Its abbreviation is Sasshū (薩州).
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Satsuma Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Shrines and TemplesEdit
Hirasaki jinja and Nitta Hachiman-gū were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Satsuma.
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). Satsuma" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 829.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-18.
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