Kawachi Province

Kawachi Province
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Kawachi Province

Kawachi Province (河内国) was one of the many provinces in Japan. It is now included in Osaka.

Haji Clan

From information inside of the nihongi we know that members of the Haji Clan dwelt here.

After the dissolution of the Haji Clan and their connections to funerary rites, it is not sure what became of the Haji Be. In the Edo Period a village in Kawachi was said to have been headed by the Haji family who made pottery part time, claiming descent from the Haji Be.1

Reign of Emperor Sujin

Kawachi Province
Emperor Sujin

During his reign there was a plague which ravaged the country. To aleviate it he was instructed to find Ohotataneko and make him the head of the shrine of Ōkuninushi He was eventually found in the village of Minu in this province.23
This is related in the kojiki and not the nihongi which states he found in the province of Izumi Province.

Footnotes

1. Borgen, R. (1975) “The Origins of the Sugawara. A History of the Haji Family”. Monumenta Nipponica. Vol.30 No.4 pp.405-422
2. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.

Former Provinces of Japan
KinaiIzumi * Kawachi * Settsu * Yamashiro * Yamato
TōsandōDewa * Hida * Kōzuke * Mino * Mutsu * Omi * Shimotsuke * Shinano
HokurikudōEchigo * Echizen * Etchū * Kaga * Koshi * Wakasa
San’indōHōki * Inaba * Izumo * Tajima * Tamba * Tango
TōkaidōIse * Kai * Kazusa * Mikawa * Owari * Sagami * Shimōsa * Suruga * Tōtōmi
NankaidōAwa * Iyo * Kii * Sanuki * Tosa
San’yōdōAki * Harima * Mimasaka
SaikaidaōBungo * Chikuzen * Hizen * Hyūga * Iki * Tsushima
Pre-Taihō CodeKibi

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Kawachi Province