Today, I show you some names that a lot of Japanese people don’t know how to read.
It’s all about the names of places in Tokyo.
If you are confident to have an advanced level of Japanese language, let’s try to guess how to read exceptional words following below!
Question 1 : 九品仏
It’s a station in Tokyu Ooimachi Line.
The name came from a temple near this station.
(Answer : Kuhonbutu)
Question 2 : 保谷
It’s also a station in Seibu Ikebukuro Line, located in Nishi-Tokyo city.
(Answer : Houya)
Question 3 : 雑色
It’s also a namae of station in Keikyu Dentetsu Line.
The name originates from a small village in Kamakura era (1185-1333), where a working place for petty officials who did odd jobs (雑用) was located.
(Answer : Zoushiki)
Question 4 : 福生
It is a name of a city and a station in JR Oume Line, located in Tokyo.
The city is regarded as a big commutertown in Tokyo.
(Answer : Fussa)
Question 5 : 馬喰町
It’s a name of a area in Chuo-ku the center of Tokyo. It’s also a name of station in JR Soubu Line. Around the area is a wholesale district which deals with textiles. There are also many shops which sell accesories and clothes.
(Answer : Bakurocho)
Question 6 : 等々力
The station is located in Setagaya-ku Tokyo, and it has the station which name is 等々力 in Tokyu Ooimachi Line.
The name stems from a gorge named 等々力渓谷(keikoku).
(Answer : Todoroki)
How was it?
How many answers could you get?
Memorize these difficult words, and give questions to friends who learn Japanese!