Suwa Province

province of Japan

Suwa Prefecture (諏方国, Suwa-no kuni) is an old province in the area of Nagano Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] The history of the province started in 721 and ended in 731.

Map of the former Japanese provinces with Suwa highlighted


Suwa Province was created during the reign of Empress Genshō.[2]

According to Shoku Nihongi, Suwa only lasted for ten years after it was established in 721.


Related pagesEdit


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Suwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 917.
  2. Meyners d'Estrey, Guillaume Henry Jean (1884). Annales de l'Extrême Orient et de l'Afrique, Vol. 6, p. 172; excerpt, Genshō crée sept provinces : Idzumi, Noto, Atoa, Iwaki, Iwase, Suwa et Sado en empiétant sur celles de Kawachi, Echizen, Etchū, Kazusa, Mutsu and Shinano

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