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Okayama: Places and names
« on: April 13, 2021, 02:01:08 PM »
 

Nonsuch Ned

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Has there ever been a list of the Okayama places that inspired the Character names?

I want to rewrite the Okayama page on the fandom wiki so it's relevant to a Tenchi forum instead of just a wikipedia copypasta.

Such a list would be key.

Or is it more like almost every character is named after a location and you just have to look for it?
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Re: Okayama: Places and names
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 07:15:38 PM »
 

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Here is a list of some of the places which character names are base on; I hope that this list can help you.


Washu  -   Mt. Washu. Kurashiki City

Hakubi -  Railroad line starting south  from Kurashiki City

Lady Seto  -  Inland Sea

Yosho -  Mt. Yoshozan and Yoshosan Hot Spring. Asakuchi City




Sasami - Sami Beach, Kurashiki City

Kiyone - Train Station and neighborhood in Soja City

Taro Masaki -   Taro Shrine in Asakuchi City.  Masaki Family Shrine's design is based on Taro Shrine
 

Re: Okayama: Places and names
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2021, 11:14:00 AM »
 

Nonsuch Ned

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Anyone have others off the top of your head?

I guess I'll eventually just take whoever else and do some Googling/Mapping.

Just to see if that would work, I searched for Noike Okayama (and told Google, no, I did not mean "Nike") and got a result for a "famous" pond called either the Kayo-noike or Sawa-Noike or Man-Noike pond.


Also, Apparently Mihoshi is derived from the town name of Bizen. It's mentioned in the fandom and reg wiki pages, but I don't quite get that.
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Re: Okayama: Places and names
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2021, 06:58:07 PM »
 

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It's the same kanji with a different pronunciation.
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Re: Okayama: Places and names
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2021, 02:23:10 AM »
 

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https://www.uselesstenchi.org/Forum/index.php?topic=1562.msg51356#msg51356

Souja is named after the town/area of Souja. It's all over the map. So is Minami. And yes, Mihoshi is an alternate pronunciation of Bisei.
Hitoshi Okuda continued this trend with several of his characters, such as Yakage and Ibara being named after smaller cities in Okayama. Makibi is there. Hakubi references the main East-West Train line through Okayama and Kurashiki-cho. Funaho is the city on the west bank of the Takahashi river. And I found Kiyone nestled between Souja and Kurashiki. Bizen is the next city north-east along the coast. And Minagi is a town or two up along the Takahashi river.

Seriously, one only has to open google maps to see all this.
 

Re: Okayama: Places and names
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2021, 12:36:28 PM »
 

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It is nice that some map services translate the local place names, at least to some phonetic approximate. I always grinned seeing Mount Yosho-don and the shrine on Kamidake Road / Lane?