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  Echigo Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Echigo (越後国; -no kuni) was an old province in north-central Japan, on the Sea of Japan side, northernmost part of the Hokurikudo (北陸道)circuit.
It bordered on Uzen, Iwashiro, Kozuke, Shinano, and Etchu provinces.
Echigo was ruled by Uesugi Kenshin and his heirs during the Sengoku period; later it became a fief of Ieyasu's Matsudaira relatives.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Echigo_Province   (135 words)

 Bungo Province - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It bordered on Buzen, Hyuga, Higo, Chikugo, and Chikuzen Provinces.
The honor of the holiest Shinto shrine of Bungo province (豊前一宮, Buzen ichinomiya) was given to Usa shrine known as Usa hachimangu or Usa jingu in Usa district (today Usa, Oita).
Other parts of the province were divided into pieces and given to other daimyo.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Bungo   (340 words)

 Provinces of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The provinces remained as a geographical units and people referred often a certain place with a couple of province and han.
Provinces as part of the address system, meanwhile, were not abolished but, on the contrary, augumented.
These province names are considered to be mainly of historical interest; however, there is no record that these names were ever officially abolished.
nobeoka-jump.tripod.com /id15.html   (565 words)

 Kakuei Tanaka - a political biography of modern Japan:
Echigo became a vassal province of the Minamoto and was given in booty to Kanto warriors.
For the inhabitants of Echigo, the ascendancy of Minamoto marked the beginning of seven centuries of benign neglect.
In 1343, Echigo was given as a reward to the Uesugi clan by the newly established Ashikaga government.
www.rcrinc.com /tanaka/ch1-1.html   (2729 words)

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Echigo Province – Etō Shinpei Echigo Province A province in north-central Japan, on the Sea of Japan side.
It bordered Echigo, Shinano, Hida, Kaga, and Noto.
Higo Province A province in the area that is today Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.
www.openhistory.org /jhdp/download/encyclopedia/0.3.3/ejh.txt   (16714 words)

 Uesugi Kenshin
Uesugi Kenshin was born in February 1530 at Kasugayama in Echigo Province, the 4
It was one of the Kaga Ikko’s greatest triumphs and disastrous to the stability of Echigo.
Both Shingen and Hojo Ujiyasu are said to have spoken highly of their rival in Echigo and he is certainly one of the most beloved figures to emerge from the sengoku period, a sort of Japanese Robert E. Lee.
www.samurai-archives.com /kenshin.html   (3541 words)

 Nagato Province - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although the ancient capital of the province was Shimonoseki, Hagi was usually the seat of the han (fief).
In 1871 with the abolition of feudal domains and the establishment of prefectures (Haihan Chiken) after the Meiji Restoration, the provinces of Nagato and Suo were combined to eventually establish Yamaguchi prefecture.
Historically, the oligarchy that came into power after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 had a strong representation from the Choshu province, as Ito Hirobumi, Yamagata Aritomo, and Kido Koin were from there.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Choshu   (255 words)

 Uesugi clan - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
By the 16th century, the Ogigayatsu became based at the Kawagoe Castle, while the branch of the Yamanouchi was at Hirai in the Kozuke province.
It is known that traditionally the Ogigayatsu was relied on the Oto family, while the Yamanouchi relied on the Nagao of Echigo Province as a pillar of their strength.
After the year of 1593, the expansion of the Hojo into the lower Kanto forced the two branches of the Uesugi to become allies.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Uesugi   (371 words)

 Provinces of Japan - Gurupedia
Edo Era, the function of provinces as administrative units was effectively and gradually supplanted by the Han territories.
Meanwhile, provinces as the address system were not abolished but, on the contrary, augumented.
Provinces are classified into Kinai (in capital) and seven or eight do (routes, or circuits).
www.gurupedia.com /o/ol/old_provinces_of_japan.htm   (630 words)

 Reibo (Echigo)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Reibo is a shakuhachi piece found in a large number of variants, each of which was transmitted by the komuso of a particular temple.
Echigo reibo was transmitted by the monks of a branch of the Myoanji temple in the province of Echigo (today Niigata prefecture).
This work from Echigo is one of many Honkyoku which bear the name Reibo, and, in spite of the one temple-one melody principle, was taught as an associated piece.
www.komuso.com /pieces/Reibo_(Echigo).html   (417 words)

Katsushige was a son of Nabeshima Naoshige and was born in Saga Castle in Hizen Province on 4 December 1580.
Yukiyasu was the son of Naitô Genzaemon and held Hachiboku Castle in Tamba Province.
The Numata of Kôzuke Province were descended from the Miura family During the middle of the sengoku period they allied with Uesugi Kenshin of Echigo, and many of the latter's raid into the Kanto would be staged from Numata Castle.
www.samurai-archives.com /dictionary/n.html   (4397 words)

 Goeden Scroll 3
The criminal's name of Shinran Shonin was Fujii-no-Yoshizane, and the place of his exile was Kokubu in the Echigo Province.
As Shonin spread the teaching of the exclusive practice of the Nembutsu in Hitachi Province, those who doubted and abused it were few, and many accepted it in faith.
However, there was a monk (said to be a yamabushi), who bore a grudge against the Buddhist teaching Shonin was promulgating, which culminated in an attempt to kill him; so he was seeking an opportunity to realize this.
shinmission_sg.tripod.com /godensho/id4.html   (954 words)

 Words of Tohoku in 708   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was established by deviding of Koshi province.
Location of province's office was current Joetsu city, which is the west end of territory.
It was transfered to jurisdiction of Ideha province in 712.
www.isn.ne.jp /~suzutayu/MHJapan/Tohoku_708.html   (315 words)

 Oda Nobunaga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1534, Nobunaga was born to regional daimyo Oda Nobuhide in the Shobata Castle.
In a political manoeuvre, Hirate Masahide sent a proposal to the Oda clan's rival daimyo in Mino province, Saito Dosan, to have Nobunaga marry Dosan daughter, Nohime.
In 1578, the Azuchi Castle in the Omi province was completed, an impressive and extravagantly decorated castle that shocked European missionaries and ordinary courtiers alike.
oda-nobunaga.iqnaut.net   (2564 words)

 Rurouni Kensin - Xenith Forums
Uesugi Kenshin was born in February 1530 at Kasugayama in Echigo Province, the 4th son of Nagao Tamekage, a powerful warlord who was first an enemy and then a nominal vassal of the Yamaouchi-Uesugi.
Uesugi Kenshin was one of the most reknowned warlords of the 16th Century, a colorful figure who combined a love of campaigning with a thirst for learning and a genuine sense of honor.
Both Shingen and Hojo Ujiyasu are said to have spoken highly of their rival in Echigo, and Nobunaga is reputed to have jumped to his feet in delight at the news of his death, declaring that the event assured Oda domination of Japan.
www.xenith.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=1225   (2767 words)

 New Page 1
Echigo and Hitachi housed large number or hordes left from Hojo, and Uesugi is not yet defeated in Mutsu.
As some reinforcement from the west has arrived Dewa, Lord Oda now left Dewa with a rank 2 general, charging himself into the horde's river province of Echigo, along with the fresh golden-shielded YS, monks, and cavalry from the south.
It is simple, if we hold the province of Kanzusa, the horde will have nowhere to retreat and disappear.
www.totalwar.org /hosted/maltz/01_Oda/oda14.htm   (1038 words)

 Untitled Document
Master Honen was banished to Tosa Province on Shikoku Island, and Zenshin to Kokubu in Echigo Province (present Niigata prefecture).
While in Echigo, became known as Shinran --- a name derived from the last syllables of two great teachers he admired: Seshin (or Vasubandhu, or Tenjin) and Donran (T'an-luan).
It is said that since Shinran Shonin was exiled by the government, his wife used the name Asahime and traveled to Echigo to rejoin her husband.
www.gardenabuddhistchurch.org /pages/part2.htm   (1100 words)

 November, 2005
Echigo province applied for establishment of the new Dewa province, and strengthened north advance movement.
The Echigo force advanced with 100 ships to the mouth of Mogami River, and constructed the fort of Dewa as a foothold.
Dewa province was established neibouring Echigo to the north.
www10.plala.or.jp /shosuzki/edit/japan/ainuenglish.htm   (13659 words)

 Battles of Kawanakajima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ja:&24029;&20013;&23798;&12398;&25126;&12356; A painting of a battle at Kawanakajima The Battles of Kawanakajima (&24029;&20013;&23798;&12398;&25126;&12356;) were fought in the Sengoku Period of Japan between Takeda Shingen of Kai province and Uesugi Kenshin of Echigo province in the plain of Kawanakajima, in the north of Shinano Province, very near the modern-day city of Nagano.
In the First Battle of Kawanakajima, in June of 1553, Takeda Shingen penetrated far into the Kawanakajima plain, his vangard encountering the forces of Uesugi Kenshin at a shrine to Hachiman.
However, the general in command of the castle, Kosaka Danjo Masanobu, through a system of signal fires, informed his lord, in Tsutsujigasaki fortress, 130 km away in K&333;fu, of Kenshin's move.
battles-of-kawanakajima.iqnaut.net   (939 words)

 Uesugi clan - SamuraiWiki
The Uesugi of eastern Japan (their domain at one point encompassed much of the Kanto region and Echigo province) were descended from Fujiwara Yoshikado, a daijô-daijin in the 9th Century, whose descendant Shigefusa adopted the name Uesugi in the 13th Century.
By the start of the 16th Century the Ogigayatsu were based at Kawagoe castle in Musashi province while the seat of Yamanouchi power was at Hirai in Kôzuke.
The Ogigayatsu had traditionally relied on the Otô family while the Yamanouchi counted the Nagao of Echigo province as a pillar of their strength.
wiki.samurai-archives.com /index.php?title=Uesugi_clan   (321 words)

 Robin Beck: First Gohonzon at Echi 1271
Nichiren inscribed this mandala on October 9, 1271 at the residence of an official named Honma Rokuro Zaemon Shigetsura {Lord Honma Rokuro}, at Sagami Province, {present day Kanagawa Prefecture}, in the village of Echi, which is the modern Atsugi City.
He was being detained at the residence of an official named Honma Rokuro Zaemon Shigetsura {Lord Honma Rokuro}, at Sagami Province, {present day Kanagawa Prefecture}, in the village of Echi, which is the modern Atsugi City.
Lord Honma was the steward of Echigo Province, or modern Niiho {Niibe.
www.fraughtwithperil.com /blogs/rbeck/archives/000680.html   (1365 words)

 Samurai Daimyo Gunsen
Remarks: Uesugi Kenshin, February 18, 1530 - April 19, 1578 was a warlord who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku Period of Japan.
Kenshin was born in Echigo Province and was the son of a powerful warlord.
Kenshin's father died in battle, starting tumult and civil war in Echigo where he was the ruler.
www.trocadero.com /MONTES/items/450206/item450206store.html   (204 words)

 Schulers Books (Buddhist Psalms - 2/11)
Accordingly, in his thirty-first year, after deep consideration, he married the daughter of Prince Kujo Kanezane, Chief Minister of the Emperor and head of one of the greatest houses in Japan, and in that happy union he tasted four years of simple domestic joy, during which a son was born to him.
He took it, however, with perfect serenity as a mission to those untaught and neglected people, and into their darkness he brought the light of the Father of Lights, and the people flocked to the warmth and wonder of the new hope, and heard him gladly.
"From the province of Echigo Shinran passed onward to that of Hitachi, and entered into seclusion at Inada, that little village of the region of Kasama.
www.schulers.com /books/sh/b/Buddhist_Psalms/Buddhist_Psalms2.htm   (1425 words)

 Murasaki Shikibu
In 1004 Murasaki's father was appointed governor of the province of Echizen, 80 miles from the capital, a great distance in the 11th century.
At this time Murasaki's father was appointed governor of the province of Echigo; in 1016 he retired from the world to take holy orders.
Little or nothing of Murasaki's life is positively known from the time she entered the service of Empress Akiko.
www.edwardsly.com /murasaki.htm   (902 words)

 Hiroshige - 60 Odd Provinces
The Pine Grove at Mio in Suruga Province
The Cave Temple of Kannon in the Iwai Valley in Tajima Province
The Weir in the Shallows at Yanase in Chikugo Province
www.hiroshige.org.uk /hiroshige/60_odd_provinces/60_odd_provinces.htm   (385 words)

 Books - Legend of Jiraiya
When the family fell on hard times he went to Echigo province, now Niigata Prefecture, became a freebooter and rose to the position of chief of a chivalrous band of robbers.
He was initiated into toad magic by an immortal who resided on Mount Myoko, popularly known as Echigo Fuji.
He failed to overcome and kill a hated rival, an older man named Sarashina, who was the cause of his family's ruin.
narutofever.com /information/books-legend-jiraiya.php   (327 words)

 Buddhist Churches of Canada
This jealousy gradually heightened to malice, till they finally came to court complaining of the new movement on the ground that the new faith was absolutely against the Buddha's law and might lead innocent people to do wrong.
As the result of this complaint, Genku and Shinran, together with other prominent disciples, were sentenced to exile in 1207- Genku to Tosa Province and Shonin Shinran to Kokubu in Echigo Province.
Though this cottage was a lonely one far from towns, there was always a large number of anxious truth seekers, noble and lowly, lay and monks, who knocked at his rustic gate.
www.bcc.ca /shin/life4.html   (535 words)

 One of the Horde
The Echigo province was occupied by the Nagao family, previously under the reign of Uesugi.
The province was conquered, but the Hojo clan lost its finest warrior, and I lost my most precious friend on the battlefield...
We buried Hineno Yoshitaka along the river of Echigo along with his 24 dead comrades.
www.totalwar.org /hosted/maltz/06_Hojo/Hojo03.htm   (1171 words)

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