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Provinces of Japan-Awa (Chiba)
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Awa Province(Chiba) highlighted

Awa Province (安房国, Awa-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is also known as Bōshū (房州) or Anshū (安州).

The province was on the tip of the Boso Peninsula (房総半島).


Hiroshige Boats in an inlet
View of Awa Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1856

Awa Province was created during the reign of Empress Genshō.

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Awa Province were reformed in the 1870s.

Shrines and Temples

Awa jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Awa.

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