Tosa Province

province of Japan

Tosa Province (土佐国, Tosa no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Kōchi Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.[1] It was sometimes called Doshū (土州) .

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Tosa Province highlighted

The province had borders with Iyo and Awa Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was near modern Nankoku.

History change

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

Geography change

Tosa faced the Pacific Ocean.

Shrines and Temples change

Tosa jinja

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

Related pages change

References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tosa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 988.
  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 websites change

  Media related to Tosa Province at Wikimedia Commons