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Encyclopedia > Bizen Province
Map of Japanese provinces with Bizen Province highlighted

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. Bizen borders Mimasaka, Harima, and Bitchu provinces. Image File history File links Japan_prov_map_bizen. ... 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. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Harima (播磨国; -no kuni) or Banshu (æ’­å·ž banshÅ«) was a province of Japan in the part of Honshu that is the southwestern part of present-day Hyogo Prefecture. ... 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. ... Province is a name for a subnational entity. ...


Bizen's original center was in the modern city of Okayama. From an early time Bizen was one of Japan's main centers for sword smithing. In the Muromachi period, Bizen was ruled by the Akamatsu clan from Mimasaka, but by the Sengoku period the Urakami clan had become dominant and settled in Okayama city. They were later supplanted by the Ukita clan, and Ukita Hideie was one of the regents Toyotomi Hideyoshi appointed for his son. After Kobayakawa Hideaki helped Tokugawa Ieyasu to win the Battle of Sekigahara over Ukita and others, he was granted Ukita's domains in Bizen and Mimasaka. Okayama (岡山市; -shi) is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. ... Diagram showing the parts of a katana Katana (刀) is the word for sword in the Japanese language. ... 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 Akamatsu clan was a clan originating in Japan that claimed descent from Minamoto Morifusa of the famous clan of Minamoto. ... The Sengoku period (Japanese: 戦国時代, Sengoku-jidai) or Warring States period, was a period of civil war in the history of Japan that spans from the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ... Urakami clan a japanese clan that primarily consisted at Bizen Province throughout the course of the Sengoku Period of the 16th century. ... Ukita Hideie (宇喜多秀家, 1573-1655) was the daimyo of Bizen and Mimasaka provinces (modern Okayama Prefecture), and one of the council of five regents appointed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. ... The council of five regents, also known as the five Tairō (五大老 go-tairō), was formed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to rule Japan in the place of his son, Hideyori, until such time as he came of age. ... Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinjitai (modern Japanese) writing: 豊臣秀吉; KyÅ«jitai (historical) writing: 豐臣秀吉; born Hiyoshi-maru 日吉丸; coming of age (gempuku) as Kinoshita Tōkichirō 木下藤吉郎 and later made Hashiba and martial nobility in the style of Hashiba Chikuzen no Kami Hideyoshi 羽柴筑前守秀吉; 1536 - September 18, 1598), was a Sengoku daimyo who unified Japan. ... Kobayakawa Hideaki (小早川秀秋, 1582-December 1, 1602) was fifth son of Kinoshita Iesada and the nephew of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. ... Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu The Tokugawa clan crest Tokugawa Ieyasu (previously spelled Iyeyasu); 徳川 家康 (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. ... Combatants forces loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu Commanders Ishida Mitsunari, others Tokugawa Ieyasu, others Strength 82,000 74,000 Casualties The Battle of Sekigahara or popularly known as the Realm Divide was a decisive battle on September 15, 1600 (on the ancient Chinese calendar, October 21 on...


Bizen passed through a variety of hands during the Edo period before being incorporated into the modern prefecture system. The Edo period (Japanese: 江戸時代, Edo-jidai), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1867. ...

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Bizen Tadamitsu (805 words)
REMARKS: The Tadamitsu line of Bizen sword smiths can be numbered among the best of their kind who worked during the late Koto period.
His blades were sturdy, graceful in shape and form, and of a [shortened] length that made them easier to handle with just one hand as the changing styles of fighting would soon dictate.
He was known for his finely worked and evenly made mokume jitetsu, which has been judged over time to be the best of all the Sue-koto Bizen smiths.
Ujiie-Yusa (4949 words)
Shigenari was from Shinano province and served Takeda Shingen at the battles at Kawanakajima and the Siege of Minowa (1566).
Kazutoyo was from Owari province and was the son of Yamouchi Moritoyo.
Naomitsu was a son of Yugawa (Yukawa) Mitsuharu and resided in the Hidaka District of Kii Province.
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