Suruga Province facts for kids
Suruga Province (駿河国code: ja is deprecated , Suruga no kuni) was an old province in the area that is today the central part of Shizuoka Prefecture. It was sometimes called Sunshū (駿州code: ja is deprecated ).
During the Kamakura period, Suruga was controlled by the Hōjō clan.
During the Edo period, the chief shogunate official in Sumpu was the Sunpu jōdai.
After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the last Tokugawa Shōgun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu retired to Suruga.
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Izu Province were reformed in the 1870s. Being located near Mt. Fuji made Suruga a popular place to make maps during the Meiji period.
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