Japanese edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 4
けん
Grade: 3
kan’on goon kan’on
Alternative spelling
都道府縣 (kyūjitai)
 都道府県 on Japanese Wikipedia
 Prefectures of Japan on Wikipedia

Etymology edit

((Tokyo) Metropolis, literally capital) +‎ ((Hokkaido) Prefecture, literally circuit) +‎ ((Kyoto and Osaka) Prefectures, literally subdivision) +‎ ((other) prefectures)

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

()(どう)()(けん) (todōfukenとだうふけん (todaufuken)?

  1. Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka and Kyoto Prefectures and other prefectures (collectively, as the prefectural (prefecture-level) administrative divisions of Japan)

Derived terms edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN