Forgive me if there’s a similar topic in existence, I’ve had a search and checked the “similar to” tab, but any that I found were either dead, closed, or not similar to what I had in mind. If I’m wrong, feel free to move this to somewhere more appropriate. So, I was thinking it’d be cool to share whatever we’ve learned on WK recently (or about our Japanese learning), as opposed to just anything from general life. Allow me to go first.
Today I learned that a Japanese prefecture is named after its compass heading. E.g. Tohoku is 東北 which literally means Northeast. I found it really cool and practical that the prefecture had a meaningful name like that, and I look forward to learning other words where the component kanji has some obvious and readily understandable connection to what it’s about: though I know many probably won’t.
Also, Tokyo, 東京、means “East Capital” - again, so relevant!
I look forward to hearing about your interesting revelations.