• Jason Khoh

Day 37: Ibaraki Prefecture

Day 37 has us back in the Kanto region of Japan to visit Ibaraki. Its capital is Mito and the prefecture faces the Pacific Ocean.


1. What does daiji (だいじ) mean in the local Ibaraki dialect?


2. What does odome (おどめ) mean in the local Ibaraki dialect?


3. What is the name of this Japanese garden in Mito that is considered one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan (日本三名園, Nihon Sanmeien)?

4. The area of Ibaraki prefecture was previously known as what province?


5. The Iwama Dojo in Kasama city was built by which legend of Japanese martial arts?


6. What is the name of the longest pedestrian suspension bridge on Japan’s main island of Honshu that stretches over Ryujin Lake in Ibaraki?

7. The Kashima Antlers is the local professional football club which plays in the J1 League. They were the first Asian team to reach the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016. Which team did they lose to in the final?


8. What is the name of the Buddha statue in Ibaraki that is one of the three largest in the world?


9. What is the name of Ibaraki’s most famous food that’s made from fermented soy beans?


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


Answers for Day 36: (1) a friend (2) a cow (3) Onomichi (4) true (5) Lake Xihu (6) (c) 3 (7) Tomonoura (鞆の浦) (8) Onbashi Bridge (雄橋) (9) (b) okonomiyaki


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