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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Hitachi Province highlighted.

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The province had borders with Iwashiro, Iwaki, Shimōsa, and Shimotsuke Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was near Ishioka.


View of Hitachi Province, woodblock print by Hokusai, 1830

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

Shrines and Temples

Kashima jinjū was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Hitachi. [3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780; "Hitachi fudoki" at p. 336
  2. Nussbaum, p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites

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