Rikuzen Province

Rikuzen Province (陸前国, Rikuzen-no kuni) is an old province of Japan in the area of Miyagi Prefecture (excluding Igu, Katta District and Watari Districts) and parts of Iwate Prefecture (specifically Kesen District).[1] It was sometimes called Rikushū (陸州), with Rikuchū and Mutsu Provinces.


  • January 19, 1869: Rikuzen is separated from Mutsu Province
  • 1872 A census estimates the population at 534,609

Historical districts

See also



  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128

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