• Jason Khoh

Day 3: Kochi Prefecture

Day 3 sees us hopping over to the island of Shikoku to visit Kochi prefecture. Kochi is located on the south coast of Shikoku and its capital also goes by the same name: Kochi.


1. What is the name of Kochi’s local dialect?

2. What does obokoi (おぼこい) mean in Kochi?

3. What is the name of this waterfall in Kochi?

4. Which famous samurai during the Meiji Restoration has a museum named in his honour in Kochi?

5. Which famous French impressionist painter has a garden named after him in Kochi?

6. Australia and Japan have one sister city relationship in Kochi. Can you name the cities that signed this agreement back in 1991?

7. The Yosakoi Matsuri, which originated in Kochi in the 1950s, is the prefecture’s largest & most popular festival. What is the meaning of the word: yosakoi?

8. Kochi is famous for what flame-seared sashimi?

9. Kochi prefecture is the largest producer of which popular citrus fruit in Japan?

10. Think of a haiku poem that best describes the charms of Kochi prefecture.


Please remember to write all your answers in the comment section below to qualify for the competition. Answers for Day 2: (1) tough or tiring (2) to give chase (often with great verve) (3) silver (4) 163 (5) Izumo Taisha Shrine (6) Iwami Ginzan silver mine (7) Kei Nishikori (8) 3 stackable round boxes (9) sake (aka nihonshu)


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