Tosa Province

Tosa Province
Location of Tosa Province.

Tosa Province

Tosa Province  (土佐国) was an old Province of Japan, situated now in modern day Kōchi Prefecture on the Island of Shikoku.1

During the Heian Period, in 930AD, Ki no Tsurayuki was appointed Governor of this Province.2

During the Edo Period this Province was known to produce 250,000 koku of rice. Samurai in this province played a large role in the Meiji Restoration. 1


1. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
2. Porter, W.N. (1981) ”The Tosa Diary by Ki no Tsurayuki”. Singapore: Tuttle Publishing.

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