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Map of the former Japanese provinces with Ugo highlighted

Ugo Province (羽後国 Ugo-no kuni?) is an old province of Japan in the area of Akita Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1] and some parts of Yamagata Prefecture.[2] Along with Uzen Province, it was sometimes called Ushū (羽州?).[3] The history of the province started in 1868 and ended in 1872.

History

Marker honoring wife of Satake Yosinobu, whose descendants were daimyo in the province

During the Edo period and early Meiji period, the Satake clan were daimyo in the area.[4]

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. Maps of Japan and Ugo Province were reformed in the 1870s.[5]

Related pages

References

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1010.
  2. Newland, Amy Reigle. (2005). The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints, p. 428.
  3. Murdoch, James. (1903). A History of Japan, Vol. 3. p. 794.
  4. Papinot, Edmund. (2003). Nobiliare du Japon -- Satake, pp. 53 [PDF 57 of 80]; Papinot, Jacques Edmond Joseph. (1906). Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie du Japon; retrieved 2012-11-8.
  5. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.

Other websites

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