Shima Province is located east of Yamato Province, a small peninsula that extends into the Ise bay. The smallest of all the Provinces of Japan, Shima is mostly mountainous, with very little arable land located mostly at the bay. Despite this, it is prosperous, with access to prime fishing points in the bay and a long tradition of weaving fine fabrics.
Partly because of its small size, Shima has very little room for a standing military, its rulers traditionally relying instead on mercantile pursuits to secure power.
Ruling Clan: Tanahase
Military Might: Unknown