Satsuma Province facts for kids

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

Satsuma Province (薩摩国 Satsuma-no Kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū. Its abbreviation is Sasshū (薩州).

History

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

Shrines and Temples

Nitta-shrine (satsuma-sendai) pavilions 2
Nitta Shrine

Hirasaki jinja and Nitta Hachiman-gū were the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Satsuma.

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