Chikugo Province

Chikugo Province
Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Chikugo Province highlighted

Chikugo Province (筑後国 Chikugo no kuni?) is the name of a former province of Japan in the area that is today the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyūshū.[1] It was sometimes called Chikushū (筑州?), with Chikuzen Province. Chikugo was bordered by Hizen, Chikuzen, Bungo, and Higo Provinces.

The ancient capital of the province was located near the modern city of Kurume, Fukuoka; in the Edo Period the province was divided into two fiefs: the Tachibana clan held a southern fief at Yanagawa, and the Arima clan held a northern fief at Kurume.


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chikugo" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 113 at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.