Tsushima Province

province of Japan
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Tsushima Province highlighted

Tsushima Province (対馬国, Tsushima-no kuni) was an Japanese island province off the west coast of the island of Kyushu.[1] It was sometimes called Taishū (対州) .

The province was the Tsushima Islands, which is today part of Nagasaki Prefecture.

The capital city of the province was located at Izuhara.

HistoryEdit

 
View of Tsushima Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

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

Shrines and TemplesEdit

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

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Tsushima Province at Wikimedia Commons