Harima Province (, Harima no kuni) or Bansh? () was a province of Japan in the part of Honsh? that is the southwestern part of present-day Hy?go Prefecture. Harima bordered on Tajima, Tanba, Settsu, Bizen, and Mimasaka Provinces. Its capital was Himeji.
During the Edo period of Japanese history, the Ak? Domain (fief) was part of Harima. The Forty-seven r?nin were samurai of Ak? han. IHI Corporation, a shipbuilder and major Boeing engine subcontractor gets its name from the province.
Harima Province was established in 7th century. During the Meiji Restoration, Himeji Prefecture was established with the whole area of Harima Province as the territory. Himeji Prefecture was renamed to Shikama prefecture, and Shikama Prefecture was transferred to Hy?go Prefecture finally.
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