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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Dewa Province highlighted

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Map of part of Dewa Province, 1838

In 708, Dewa-no kuni was separated from Echigo.

In 712, Dewa and Mutsu Province were reorganized[2]

Shiba Kaneyori received the Dewa Province as a fief from Ashikaga Takauji in 1335.[3]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Dewa Province were reformed in the 1870s.[4]

Shrines and Temples

Ōmonoimi jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Dewa. [5]

Related pages


  1. Kōdansha. (1993). "Akitajō" in Japan: an Illustrated Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 29.
  2. Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 64.
  3. Terry, Thomas Philip. (1914). Terry's Japanese Empire, p. 324.
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites

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