Chichibu Province

Chichibu Province (知々夫国 Chichibu no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today the western part of Saitama Prefecture.


According to text in the Sendai Kuji Hongi (Kujiki), there was an area called Chichibu Province during the reign of Emperor Sujin.[1] Since ancient times, Chichibu-jinja has been the main Shinto shrine in the area.[2]

In the Edo period, a pilgrimage route linked together 34 sacred sites of the old Chichibu Province[3]

See also


  1. Enbutsu, Sumiko. (1990). Chichibu: Japan's hidden treasure, p. 13.
  2. "Chichibu Shrine" at; retrieved 2013-1-26.
  3. Harold Bolitho. (2003). "Tokugawa Japan's Tourist Revolution," Treasures of the Yenching: Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library, p. 40.

Coordinates: 36°01′25″N 139°00′54″E / 36.02361°N 139.01500°E / 36.02361; 139.01500

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