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Shimotsuke (Jp. 下野国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Tochigi Prefecturemarker.

The ancient capital of the province was near the city of Tochigimarker, but in feudal times the main center of the province was near the modern capital, Utsunomiya. Different parts of Shimotsuke were held by a variety of small daimyo during the Sengoku Period.

Tokugawa Ieyasu's tomb and shrine are located at Nikkō, in Shimotsuke.


  • Shimotsuke no kuni in Iwanami Nihonshi Jiten (岩波日本史辞典), CD-Rom Version. Iwanami Shoten, 1999-2001

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