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Day 24: Kagoshima Prefecture

Day 24 takes us to Kagoshima which is located on both the island of Kyushu (the southernmost part) and the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. Its capital city is also called Kagoshima.

1. What kind of animal is a bu (ぶ) or fujyo (ふじょ) in Kagoshima?

2. What does the verb saraku (さらく) or saroku (さろく) mean in Kagoshima?

3. What are the names of the two peninsulas that sandwich Kagoshima Bay?

4. What is the name of this 924-metre-tall mountain that is often compared to Mt Fuji because of its resemblance to Japan’s most famous mountain?

5. The volcanic soil of Sakurajima (an active volcano near Kagoshima city) helps grow the world’s largest radishes, up to 45 kg in weight: true or false?

6. What is the name of this tree found on Yakushima Island which is said to be Japan’s oldest?

7. What is the name of the chef on the Japanese television show, Iron Chef, who was born in Izumi, Kagoshima?

8. What is the name of the oldest Japanese person ever who was born and died on the island of Kikaijima?

9. Torisashi is a delicacy in Kagoshima that is a type of sashimi using what kind of meat?

10. Write a haiku poem that best describes the beauty and charms of Kagoshima.

Answers for Day 23: (1) peaches (2) fresh fish (3) the Ryukyu Kingdom (4) Iriomote cat (5) a whale shark (6) karate (7) dog (8) awamori (泡盛) (9) rafute

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