Suwa Province

Map of the former Japanese provinces with Suwa highlighted

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

According to Shoku Nihongi, Suwa only lasted for ten years after it was established in 721.


Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Suwa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 917.
  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

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