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Encyclopedia > Bitchu Province
Map of Japanese provinces with Bitchu province highlighted

Bitchu (備中国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, in what is today western Okayama Prefecture. Bitchu bordered Hoki, Mimasaka, Bizen, and Bingo provinces. Image File history File links Japan_prov_map_bitchu. ... Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of kuni (国, countries), usually known in English as provinces. ... The Inland Sea and its major straits with the bay of Osaka (dashed) Formally named the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海 Seto Naikai), the Inland Sea is the body of water separating Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, three of the main islands of Japan. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de... Okayama Prefecture (岡山県; Okayama-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Hiroshige Uragawa (1797-1858):Rice field in Hoki province Hoki (伯耆国; Hōki-no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Tottori prefecture. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Bizen (備前国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of Honshu, in what is today the southeastern part of Okayama Prefecture. ... Bingo (備後国 -no kuni) was a province of Japan on the Inland Sea side of western Honshu, comprising what is today the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture. ... Province is a name for a subnational entity. ...


The ancient capital and temples were built around Soja. For much of the Muromachi period, the province was dominated by the Hosokawa clan, who resided on Shikoku and allowed the province a degree of independence. By the Sengoku period, other clans fought over Bitchu, and Oda Nobunaga and Mori Terumoto were fighting in the province when Oda died, leading to a division of the province. After 1600, the province was divided among a variety of han (fiefs), and included a number of castles. By the time the provinces were reorganized into prefectures, the dominant city was the port, Kurashiki. Emperor Shōmu established provincial temples (国分寺: kokubunji for monks; 国分尼寺:kokubun niji for nuns)in each province of Japan. ... Sōja (総社市; -shi) is a city located in Okayama, Japan. ... The Muromachi period (Japanese: 室町時代, Muromachi-jidai, also known as the Muromachi era, the Muromachi bakufu, the Ashikaga era, the Ashikaga period, or the Ashikaga bakufu) is a division of Japanese history running from approximately 1336 to 1573. ... The Hosokawa clan is one of strong Shugo Daimyo. ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan. ... The Sengoku Period (戦国時代 Sengoku jidai) or warring-states period, is a period of long civil war in the History of Japan that spans through the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... Oda Nobunaga (織田 ä¿¡é•·  , June 23, 1534–June 21, 1582) was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. ... Mōri Terumoto (毛利 輝元) (January 22, 1553 – April 27, 1625) was the son of Mori Takamoto, fought against Toyotomi Hideyoshi but was eventually overcome, participated in the Kyushu campaign (1587) on Hideyoshis side and built Hiroshima Castle. ... 1597 1598 1599 - 1600 - 1601 1602 1603 |- | align=center colspan=2 | Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s |- | align=center | Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century |} // Events January January 1 - Scotland adopts January 1st as being New Years Day February February 17 - Giordano Bruno burned at the... The Han ) were the fiefs of feudal clans of Japan that were created by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and existed until their abolition in 1871, three years after the Meiji Restoration. ... Kurashiki (倉敷市; -shi) is a historic city located to the west of Okayama, Japan, sitting on the Takahashi River, on the coast of the Inland Sea. ...

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Bitchu Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (163 words)
For much of the Muromachi period, the province was dominated by the Hosokawa clan, who resided on Shikoku and allowed the province a degree of independence.
By the Sengoku period, other clans fought over Bitchu, and Oda Nobunaga and Mori Terumoto were fighting in the province when Oda died, leading to a division of the province.
After 1600, the province was divided among a variety of han (fiefs), and included a number of castles.
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