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

Izumi Province (和泉国 Izumi no kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]


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

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

Shrines and Temples

Ōtori Shrine

Ōtori Shrine was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Izumi.[4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780.
  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. 1; retrieved 2011-10-18.

Other websites

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