• Jason Khoh

Day 44: Aichi Prefecture

Day 44 has us back in the Chubu region of Japan as we pay a visit to Aichi. Its capital is Nagoya and the prefecture has a population of approximately 7.5 million people.

1. What is a ketta (けった) in Aichi’s capital, Nagoya?

2. What does ayasui (あやすい) mean in Aichi’s capital, Nagoya?

3. Prior to the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aichi was divided into which two provinces?

4. Which major automotive manufacturer is based in Aichi?

5. Nagoya is the fifth-largest city in Japan: true or false?

6. What is the name of the castle in Aichi which was the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, one of Japan’s great unifiers?

7. Aichi’s capital, Nagoya, has a sister-city relationship with which city in Australia?

8. Which multi-faith religious site in Aichi, founded by monk Tokai Geki, is famous for its thousands of stone foxes wearing bright red bibs?

9. What is the name of this valley in Aichi that has around 4,000 maple trees?

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

Answers for Day 43: (1) just right (2) cute (3) Queensland (4) (c) twice (5) (c) 13 (6) false (it is the fourth largest) (7) Chichibu Yomatsuri (秩父夜祭) (8) the Edo period (1603-1867) (9) Kitain Temple (喜多院)

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