Kōzuke Province facts for kids

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Provinces of Japan-Kozuke
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Kōzuke Province highlighted

Kōzuke Province was an old province of Japan in the area of Gunma Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is also known as Jōshū or Jōmō.

The ancient capital city of the province was near Maebashi.

History

Haruna dans la neige
View of Kōzuke Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige 1856

In the Nara period, Kōzuke was part of Keno Province This was changed in the reforms of the Taihō Code in 701.

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures.

The maps of Japan and Kōzuke Province were reformed in the 1870s.

Shrines and Temples

Ichinomiyanukisaki jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Kōzuke.

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