• Jason Khoh

Day 4: Tokushima Prefecture

The fourth day of our quiz transports us to Kochi’s neighbour: Tokushima. Tokushima is the easternmost prefecture of Shikoku and its capital also goes by the same name.


1. The local dialect can be called Tokushima-ben (徳島弁) but what is the other way to call this dialect?

2. What does monta (もんた) mean in Tokushima?

3. What is the name of the temple where people begin the Shikoku Pilgrimage to 88 temples?

4. What is the maximum number of passengers the Tairyuji Ropeway car can carry at a time?

5. The Awa Otori Festival is Tokushima’s most famous attraction. It dates back over how many years?


(A) 400 (B) 500 (C) 600

6. Wakimachi is a town in Tokushima where you can see historic buildings from the Edo period. The buildings are unique because of their udatsu (うだつ) roofs. These roofs’ original purpose was to stop fire spreading to or from adjacent houses. True or False?

7. The city of Minami has a sister-city relationship with which city in Australia?

8. What is the name of this castle in Tokushima?

9. While tonkatsu (トンカツ; Japanese deep-fried pork schnitzels) are popular throughout Japan, the local specialty in Tokushima swaps out the pork for what type of meat?

10. Pen a haiku poem that best describes the charms & beauty of Tokushima prefecture.


Please remember to write all your answers in the comment section below to qualify for the competition.


Answers for Day 3: (1) Tosa dialect or Tosa-ben (土佐弁) (2) childish (子供っぽい) (3) Todoroki Falls (轟の滝) (4) Sakamoto Ryoma (5) Claude Monet (6) Port Lincoln & Muroto (7) Come over tonight! (8) Katsuo or bonito tataki (9) yuzu


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