Suō Province (周防国 Suō no kuni) was a "province of "Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of "Yamaguchi Prefecture. It was sometimes called Bōshū (防州). Suō bordered on "Aki, "Iwami, and "Nagato Provinces.
The ancient provincial capital was in "Hōfu. Suō was ruled for much of the "Muromachi period by the "Ōuchi clan, who built a castle at "Yamaguchi. In the "Sengoku period it was conquered by the "Mōri clan, and was ruled remotely by them for much of the "Edo period.
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