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Ibaraki 1
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Ibaraki 2
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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Japanese
Scripts 茨城(Japanese Kanji) いばらき(Japanese Hiragana)
Pronounced Pron. /i.bä.ɾä.kʲi/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "thorny castle" from Japanese 茨 (ibara) meaning "thorn" and 城 (ki) meaning "castle", so named for a legendary castle of thorns that was built in the area to vanquish thieves or burglars. This is the name of a prefecture of Japan.
Added 4/26/2023 by anonymous