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Iwase Province (石背国 Iwase no Kuni?) is an old province in the area of western Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] The history of the province started in 718 and ended in 722 or 724.


Iwase Province was created during the reign of Empress Genshō.[2]

The province was established in 718. The area of the province reverted to Mutsu some time between 722 and 724.[2]

Related pages


  1. Kodama. (1958). 図日本文化史大系, p. 30; excerpt, 石背国 718-724?
  2. 2.0 2.1 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

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