Rikuchū Province

This article is about the historical province of Rikuchū. It is not to be confused with Rikuchu Kaigan National Park.
Rikuchū Province

Rikuchū Province (陸中国 Rikuchū no kuni) was an old province in the area of Iwate and Akita Prefectures.[1] It was sometimes called Rikushū (陸州), with Rikuzen and Mutsu Provinces.

Rikuchu covered most of modern-day Iwate Prefecture: with the exceptions of Ninohe District, Ninohe City, the northern portion of Hachimantai City, and the northern portion of Kuzumaki Town; Kesen District, Rikuzentakata City, Ōfunato City, and the southern portion of Kamaishi City; but also including Kazuno City and Kosaka Town in Akita Prefecture.

Rikuchū was created shortly after the Meiji Restoration out of part of Mutsu Province.


Historical districts

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