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日本の都道府県名と地方名

こんにちは、皆さん。お元気ですか?先週末私は「電車男」を見えました。おもしろいね。今、私は日本の都道府県名と地方名を学びます。

I have decided I can’t JUST learn the language and culture of somewhere I love. I really should learn a bit of geography as well. So I decided to start with the biggest areas, and work my way to smaller ones. Once I have all the regions and prefectures memorized (names, location, and kanji), I will do capitals. Who knows how long it will take me  to complete my task though.

So the following image was the one I chose to help me learn the areas. Although I was told by one of my Japanese friends that what is labeled as Kansai should really be labeled as Kinki when you are learning it for educational purposes. So for the sake of this, I’m going to be using Kinki for that region. Here’s the image (with it labeled as Kansai but this isn’t my image)

So then I went through this list, and looked up the kanji for all of the items that are listed in the key. The most fun part of this process was that I could type it into my computer and when I pushed the space bar to get the Kanji 9 times out of 10 it gave me the correct kanji. I was pleased, I hate having to sift through the list to get what I want.

Hokkaidou – 北海道

1. hokkaidou – 北海道

 

Touhoku (chihou)- 東北地方

2. Aomori – 青森県

3. Iwate – 岩手県

4. Miyagi – 宮城県

5. Akita – 秋田県

6. Yamagata – 山形県

7. Fukushima – 福島県

 

Kantou(chihou) – 関東地方

8. Ibaraki – 茨城県

9. Tochigi – 栃木県

10. Gunma – 群馬県

11. Saitama – 埼玉県

12. Chiba – 千葉県

13. Tokyo – 東京都

14. Kanagawa – 神奈川県

 

Chuubu(chihou) – 中部地方

15. Niigata – 新潟県

16. Toyama – 富山県

17. Ishikawa – 石川県

18. Fukui – 福井県

19. Yamanashi – 山梨県

20. Nagano – 長野県

21. Gifu – 岐阜県

22. Shizuoka – 静岡県

23. Aichi – 愛知県

 

Kansai Kinki(chihou) – 関西近畿地方

24. Mie – 三重県

25. Shiga – 滋賀県

26. Kyoto – 京都府

27. Osaka – 大坂府

28. Hyogo – 兵庫県

29. Nara – 奈良県

30. Wakayama – 和歌山県

 

Chuugoku(chihou) – 中国地方

31. Tottori – 鳥取県

32. Shimane – 島根県

33. Okayama – 岡山県

34. Hiroshima – 広島県

35. Yamaguchi – 山口県

 

Shikoku – 四国

36. Tokushima – 徳島県

37. Kagawa – 香川県

38. Ehime – 愛媛県

39. Kochi – 高知県

 

Kyuushuu & Okinawa – 九州 & 沖縄

40. Fukuoka – 福岡県

41. Saga – 佐賀県

42. Nagasaki – 長崎県

43. Kumamoto – 熊本県

44. Ooita- 大分県

45. Miyazaki – 宮崎県

46. Kagoshima – 鹿児島県

47. Okinawa – 沖縄県

So that’s my newest task that I have set out to do. I’ve still been trying to listen to my Pimsleur lessons as well, although I will admit the last several days I have gotten a bit behind on those. :/ It’s alright though, gives me a chance to write about this instead of writing about what I’ve learned from that. As always, thanks for reading! ありがとうございます!じゃね〜

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