- Satsuma Province
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nihongo|Satsuma|薩摩国|Satsuma-no Kuni was an old province of
Japanthat is now the western half of Kagoshima prefectureon the island of Kyūshū. Its abbreviation is Sasshū (薩州).
Sengokuperiod, Satsuma was a fiefof the Shimazu daimyo, who ruled much of southern Kyūshū from their castle at Kagoshima city.
In 1871, with the abolition of feudal domains and the establishment of
prefecturesafter the Meiji Restoration, the provinces of Satsuma and Osumi were combined to eventually establish Kagoshima prefecture.
Satsuma was one of the main provinces that rose in opposition to the
Tokugawa shogunatein the mid 19th century. Because of this, the oligarchy that came into power after the " Meiji Restoration" of 1868 had a strong representation from the Satsuma province, with leaders such as Ōkubo Toshimichiand Saigō Takamoritaking up key government positions.
Satsuma is well-known for its production of
sweet potatoes, known in Japan as 薩摩芋 (satsumaimo or "Satsuma potato").
Japanese battleship Satsuma
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