Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The Capital of a Country

miyako, to While miyako means Kyōto in ancient times or the old capital, this character itself does not imply oldness. It means a metropolis or a large city. Its original meaning is a place where a palace is. The Metropolis of “Tō kyō” is “Tō kyō to.” Other areas of local government are called “ken,” […]