Bungo Province

Bungo Province
Location of Bungo Province.

Bungo Province

Bungo Province (豊後国) was an old Province of Japan, located in what is now Ōita Prefecture.1

Azuchi-Momoyama Period

During this period it was ruled over by the daimyō Ōtomo Sōrin, who led his warriors into a battle later known as the Battle of Mimikawa, as he wished to create a Christian state in Kyushu. 2


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Yoda, H & Alt, M. (2012) “Ninja Attack: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai and Outlaws” Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing.

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