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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Tsushima Province highlighted

Tsushima Province (対馬国 Tsushima-no kuni?) was an Japanese island province off the west coast of the island of Kyushu.[1] It was sometimes called Taishū (対州?) .

The province was the Tsushima Islands, which is today part of Nagasaki Prefecture.

The capital city of the province was located at Izuhara.

History

View of Tsushima Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

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

Shrines and Temples

Kaijin jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Tsushima. [3]

Related pages

References

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

Other websites

Media related to Tsushima Province at Wikimedia Commons