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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Etchu Province highlighted

Etchū Province (越中国 Etchū no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Toyama Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] Along with Echizen and Echigo Provinces, it was sometimes called Esshū (越州?).

The province had borders with Echigo, Shinano, Hida, Kaga, and Noto provinces.

The capital city of the province was Takaoka.


Map of Etchū Province, 1836

The Noto Peninsula and Noto Province was separated from Etchū during the reign of Empress Genshō.[2]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Etchū Province were reformed in the 1870s.[3]

Shrines and Temples

Takase jinja, Keta jinja and Oyama jinja were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Etchū.[4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Etchū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 183.
  2. Meyners d'Estrey, Guillaume Henry Jean (1884). Annales de l'Extrême Orient et de l'Afrique, Vol. 6, p. 172; excerpt, Genshō crée sept provinces : Idzumi, Noto, Atoa, Iwaki, Iwase, Suwa et Sado en empiétant sur celles de Kawachi, Echizen, Etchū, Kazusa, Mutsu and Shinano
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.

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