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Map of the former Japanese provinces with Rikuzen highlighted

Rikuzen Province (陸前国 Rikuzen-no kuni?) is an old province of Japan in the area of Miyagi Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] Along with Rikuchū and Mutsu Provinces, it was sometimes called Rikushū (陸州?). The history of the province started in 1868 and ended in 1872.


Pine covered islands at Matsushima in Rikuzen Province

in 1868, Rikuaen was separated from Mutsu.

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

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Rikuzen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 790.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.

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