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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Satsuma Province highlighted

Satsuma Province (薩摩国 Satsuma-no Kuni?) was an old province of Japan in the area of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.[1] Its abbreviation is Sasshū (薩州).


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

Shrines and Temples

Nitta Shrine

Hirasaki jinja and Nitta Hachiman-gū were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Satsuma.[3]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). " Satsuma" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 829.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-18.

Other websites

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