Awa Province (Tokushima)

Awa (Japanese阿波 国, Awa no kuni ) was one of the four historic provinces of Japan on the island of Shikoku. It was after 1868 with the name of their capital to the present-day Tokushima Prefecture. Awa bordered by the provinces of Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo.

In the Edo period, the province of the Hachisuka (蜂 须 贺) was ruled, derived from the Seiwa Genji -. As the first 1585 in the capital of Tokushima daimyo Hachisuka Iemasa ( 1558-1638 ) settled down, he was a Christian. His son Yoshishige (1581-1615) Tokugawa Ieyasu fought on the side in the Battle of Sekigahara, helped in the siege of Osaka in 1615 and so came to a handsome income of 258,000 koku. After the introduction of the European model of nobility ( kazoku ) was the head of the house Margrave.

There was still a province of the same Awa in today's Chiba Prefecture, which however is written differently in Japanese.