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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Iwami Province highlighted

Script error: No such module "Nihongo". was an old province of Japan in the area of Shimane Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] It was sometimes called Script error: No such module "Nihongo".. The province had borders with Aki, Bingo, Izumo, Nagato, and Suō provinces. In the Heian period, the capital city of the province was Hamada.


Iwami Ginzan silver mine

In the Edo period, silver was discovered and mined. The Script error: No such module "Nihongo". was added to the World Heritage List in 2007.[2]

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

Shrines and Temples

Mononobe jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Iwami. [4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Iwami" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 408.
  2. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine; retrieved 2011-1-20.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-1-17.

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