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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Harima Province highlighted

Harima Province (播磨国 Harima no kuni?), also known as Banshu (播州?),[1] was an old province of Japan in area of Hyōgo Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[2]

The province had borders with the provinces of Tajima, Tamba, Settsu, Bizen, and Mimasaka.

The provincial capital city was Himeji on the Ishikawa River.[3]

History

View of Harima Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853-1856

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

Temples and Shrines

Iwa jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Harima. [5]

Related pages

References

  1. Terry's Japanese Empire. Houghton Mifflin. 1914. p. 768. https://books.google.com/?id=9ipbUA13CHoC&pg=PA768. 
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 290. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5 . https://books.google.com/?id=p2QnPijAEmEC&pg=PA290. 
  3. Terry's Japanese Empire. Houghton Mifflin. 1914. p. 633. https://books.google.com/?id=9ipbUA13CHoC&pg=PA633. 
  4. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric (2002). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. p. 780. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5 . https://books.google.com/?id=p2QnPijAEmEC&pg=PA780. 
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites

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