Shinano Province facts for kids
Shinano Province (信濃国 Shinano no kuni) or Shinshū (信州) is an old province of Japan in the area of Nagano Prefecture on the island of Honshū. Shinano bordered on Echigo, Etchū, Hida, Kai, Kōzuke, Mikawa, Mino, Musashi, Suruga, and Tōtōmi Provinces.
The boundaries of Mutsu were formally established during the reigns of Empress Genshō and Empress Kōken.
In 713, the road between Mino Province and Shinano Province was widened. There were increasing numbers of travelers on this road.
Shrines and Temples
- Hokusai, A View of Mount Fuji across Lake Suwa, circa 1831
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