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

Kii Province (紀伊国 Kii no Kuni), or Kishū (紀州), was an old province of Japan in the area of Wakayama Prefecture and Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

Kii had borders with Ise, Izumi, Kawachi, Shima, and Yamato Provinces.

History

Hiroshige Wakanoura
View of Kii Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 19th century

During the Edo period, the Kii branch of the Tokugawa clan held the castle at Wakayama.

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

Shrines and Temples

Hinokuma-Kunikakasu jinjū was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Kii.

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