Settsu Province

former province of Japan

Settsu Province (摂津国, Settsu no kuni) was a old province of Japan in the area of Hyōgo Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Settsu Province highlighted

The ancient capital city of the province was Osaka.


Women of Settsu Province, woodblock print by Kubo Shunman, 1787

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

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Sumiyoshi taisha was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Settsu.[3]

Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Settsu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 846.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Settsu Province at Wikimedia Commons