Map of Japanese provinces (1868
) with Suō Province highlighted
Suō Province (周防国 , Suō no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Yamaguchi Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It was sometimes called Bōshū (防州 ).
The province had borders with Aki, Iwami, and Nagato Provinces.
The ancient capital city of the province was Hōfu.
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Suō Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Shrines and Temples
Tamanoya jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Suō.
Images for kids
Suō Kokubun-ji Pagoda Site in Hōfu
Shōhō Kuniezu - Suō Province, with Nagato in yellow, Iwami in blue, and Aki in pink (Yamaguchi Prefectural Archives)
Genroku Kuniezu - Suō Province, with Nagato in red, Iwami in green, and Aki in pink (Yamaguchi Prefectural Archives)
Tenpō Kuniezu - Suō Province (Yamaguchi Prefectural Archives)