Chikugo Province

Chikugo Province (筑後国, Chikugo no kuni) is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyūshū.[1] It was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州) or Chikuin (筑陰), with Chikuzen Province. Chikugo was bordered by Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.

Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Chikugo Province highlighted

HistoryEdit

The ancient capital of the province was located near the modern city of Kurume, Fukuoka.

During the Edo period the province was divided into two fiefs: the Tachibana clan held the southern fief at Yanagawa, and the Arima clan held the northern fief at Kurume.

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

TimelineEdit

Shrines and templesEdit

 
Kōra taisha

Kōra taisha was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Chikugo. [5]

Historical districtsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chikugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 113, p. 113, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. ^ Tsuji, Zennosuke. (1932). The Humanitarian Ideas of the Japanese, p. 55; Depuy, Trevor Nevitt. (1992). "Kikuchi Takemitsu", The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography p. 402.
  4. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kikuchi Takemitsu" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 517.
  5. ^ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived May 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-10-26.

ReferencesEdit

  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128

External linksEdit

  Media related to Chikugo Province at Wikimedia Commons