Wakasa Province

province of Japan

Wakasa Province (若狭国, Wakasa no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Fukui Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was also known as Jakushū (若州) or Reinan (嶺南).

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Wakasa Province highlighted

The province had borders with Echizen, Ōmi, Tamba, Tango, and Yamashiro Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was Obama.

History change

Jingu-ji at Obama in Wakasa Province

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

Shrines and Temples change

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

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References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Wakasa no Kuni" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1025.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-1-17.

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