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中山・下総・散歩道

Shima-no-kuni : The Short Summary Of Shima Province

Shima-no-kuni was an administrative district in classic Japan. The area of Shima Province was located on the eastern part of Mie Prefecture, Ise province was on the west, and the other sides of the prvince were surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, so it was on the Shima Peninsula. Shima-no-kuni belonged to Tokai-do region, and it was counted as a lower grade and close province. The provincial government and the Kokubunji Temple of Shima might be in at Shima city in Mie prefecture. And Izawa-no-miya in Shima City, the annex to Kotaijingu of Ise Jingu Shrine was registered as Ichinomiya (the first shrine) of Shima Province. First Shima-no-kuni belonged to Ise Province at Taika Reform in 645, and Shima separated from Ise later 7th or 8th century.

Late Sengoku Period (the Warring States Period), Shima-no-kuni was famed at Kuki Suigun Navy, so Yoshitaka Kuki gained the power around the province, and he became a vassal of Oda Clan. Nobunaga Oda, the most popular Sengoku Busho and reformer, ordered Kuki clan to build the naval force. Kuki Suigun was also called 'Toba Suigun Navy'.

After Meiji Restoration, the classical districts were rebuilt, Shima merged with Iga, Ise and south-eastern part of Kii province to be Mie prefecture in 1876.


参考
デジタル大辞林
ブリタニカ国際大百科事典
日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ)
ウィッキウィッキペディア

Blue represents Tokai-do and No.34 in the map below is Shima-no-kuni

No.34 is Shima province in classic