Mutsu Map

Mutsu is one of the oldest known provinces in Japan and comprises of 4 big and important prefectures by the names of Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori and also includes the Kazuno city and the Kosaka town within the Akita prefecture.
The province is also sometimes referred to by the name of Oshu. This province lies in Japan's largest island which is called Honshu.

Mutsu was the last of the provinces to be formed in Japan , since, the land formation in the area took place quite late only when some area from the large Ainu province was taken. Ever since, the place acquired some land, it has not stopped expanding and is still extending northwards which in turn makes the province one of the largest in Japan. History records that during ancient times Japan's capital was located in today's Miyagi prefecture which seems to be a dominant reason why numerous tribes have been recorded to rule various parts of Mutsu province during the rule of the Sengoku clan.

Some of historical relics can be seen in various parts of the province today which had been constructed over the centuries by various clans. Some such historical relics are the castle town in Wakamatsu by the Uesugi clan. Until the abolition of the han system the Aomori prefecture too continued to be a part of the province of Mutsu .

Today, the prefectures of Aomori, Hakodate, Morioka, Sapporo and Akita are the immediate neighbors of the province of Mutsu . The population of Mutsu province is approximately 50600 where the official language throughout the province is Japanese.

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Last Updated on: December 12th, 2017