Funai-gun (船井郡)

Japan/Kinki Region/Kyoto Prefecture/Funai-gun

Funai-gun is a district (or 'gun' in Japanese) located in the center of Kyoto Prefecture. Funai-gun belonged to Tanba Province before the Meiji Restoration.

The district includes the following towns:

Kyotanba-cho

History
April 1, 1889: As a result of the enactment of the chosonsei (Town and Village System Law), Sonobe-cho and twenty-three villages were established in Funai-gun. Funai-gun was comprised of one town and twenty-three villages.

October 10, 1894: Tominosho-mura and Honjo-mura were merged to form Tomimoto-mura. Funai-gun was comprised of one town and twenty-two villages.

July 19, 1901: Through the implementation of the chosei (grant of township), Shuchi-mura became Shuchi-cho. Funai-gun was comprised of two towns and twenty-one villages.

January 1, 1915: Through the implementation of the chosei, Yagi-mura became Yagi-cho. Funai-gun was comprised of three towns and twenty villages.

April 1, 1929: Sonobe-cho, Sonobe-mura and Kirinosho-mura were merged to form Sonobe-cho. Funai-gun was comprised of three towns and eighteen villages.

April 1, 1951: Funai-gun was comprised of three towns and ten villages. Sonobe-cho absorbed Kawabe-mura.

Yagi-cho absorbed Yoshitomi-mura, Tomimoto-mura and Shinjo-mura.

Shuchi-cho absorbed Takeno-mura.

Hinokiyama-mura, Umeda-mura, Sannomiya-mura and Shitsumi-mura were merged to form Mizuho-mura.

April 1, 1955: Funai-gun was comprised of six towns and three villages. Through the implementation of the chosei, Mizuho-mura became Mizuho-cho (Kyoto Prefecture).

Shuchi-cho and Takahara-mura were merged to form Tanba-cho.

Seki-mura, Gokasho-mura and Gomago-mura were merged to form Hiyoshi-cho (Kyoto Prefecture).

Kamiwachi-mura and Shimowachi-mura were merged to form Wachi-cho.

Yagi-cho absorbed Kamiyoshi-mura, Kita-Kuwada-gun.

April 20, 1955: Sonobe-cho, Make-mura and Nishihonme-mura were merged to form Sonobe-cho. Funai-gun was comprised of six towns and one village.

September 30, 1956: Kameoka City absorbed Higasihonme-mura. Funai-gun was comprised of six towns.

April 1, 1958: Sonobe-cho absorbed a part of Kameoka City.

October 11, 2005: Tanba-cho, Wachi-cho and Mizuho-cho were merged to form Kyotanba-cho. Funai-gun was comprised of four towns.

January 1, 2006: Sonobe-cho, Yagi-cho and Hiyoshi-cho were merged with Miyama-cho, Kita-Kuwada-gun (Kyoto Prefecture) to form Nantan City, and the city was separated from the gun (district) system. Funai-gun was comprised of one town.

"Go" (unit of the smallest administrative area) in Funai-gun, described in the Wamyo-sho (a dictionary compiled in the Heian period)
Osakabe-go (Gyobu-go, 刑部郷)
Shima-go
Funai-go
Izuka-go (出鹿郷)
Tahara-go
Yoto-go (Yodo-go, 余戸郷)
Kinosaki-go
Noguchi-go
Shuchi-go
Kochi-go (皷打郷)
Kimae-go (木前郷)