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Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa in the Kanto region also have the highest number ever.

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KantoWhat is (Kanto)?JapanSpecific ofRegion-RegionIs a word/concept that points to.


Currently"KansaiIt is contrasted with the word and concept.

Ancient times

672ToRebellionThe largest civil war in ancient Japan called the Emperor Tenmu in 673Asuka Jyohara Shrine) To protect the whole area,HigashisendoToUnbreakable,TokaidoToSuzuka SekiOn the Hokuriku RoadLove, And three big barriers (Sanseki) were set up. From then on, the custom of calling the east side of these three areas "Kanto" in the sense of "east side of Kanto" was born. The word and concept of "Kanto" is "Eastern countryIt had the same meaning and sound.

Ritual systemWas builtAsuka PeriodLate orNara periodThat is why the concept of "Kanto" was born. The custom of calling the Kanto region from the Kanto region is called the Kanto region since the Nara period.Heian periodContinued for a long time, replacing Aibanseki in the middle Heian periodOsaka SekiWas added to San-Kan, but there was no big difference in the area covered by "Kanto."

In this era, things were understood centering around the emperor and the whereabouts of the emperor, so the term "concept" was applied to "Kanto," which is understood to be the central side, to (current) Kinki. There was nothing to understand.

Sanzeki, such as Fuwaki, greatly blocks people from coming and going, creating different cultures and customs on the west and east sides of Kanto, which remain to this day. In one example, regarding "food",UdonJuice is currently different in Kansai and Kanto, in KantoBonitosoup stockBased onDark soy sauceIn Kansai, in contrast to the strong black juice seasoned inKelpとMackerelBased onThin soy sauceThe color is light with the juice seasoned with.その味がどこで変化するのかと調べると、味の境目はWhen I investigated where the taste changed, the boundary of the taste wasUnbreakableIt is known to be around. For example, NISSIN FOODS respects the “taste” of each region and adopts a strategy to match the seasoning of their products to the region's taste. In order to know exactly where the soup changes to Kansai soup, I got on each Shinkansen station from Tokyo station, got off each station and checked the soup with my own tongue and eyes, but the taste changed.Sekigahara StationIt is said that it is (= almost unbreakable) and decided to sell it with different tastes on the west side and the east side of the place. Some udon shops along the highway in Sekigahara claim that the udon soup is the "separating part of the world".

In this way, this function is not merely a conceptual one, but it has a specific effect on the traffic and culture of people.

中 世

This situation changed in the end of Heian period.Yoritomo GengenAfter establishing a government that became independent from the Imperial Court.

Yoritomo called himself “Kanto”, which faces the “Kinnai and Western countries”, and soon the word “Kanto” became the Yoritomo administration.Kamakura ShogunateEstablished as the official name of, and as a contact point to the Kamakura Shogunate even in the imperial courtKanto ShinjiWas installed.The area range indicated by "Kanto" after the establishment of the Kamakura Shogunate is not the area east of the three Kanto regions since the Ritsuryo.Omi Province(One theoryMikawaguni)・Shinano country-Echigo countryIt is to the east, but it is nothing but the support base of the Kamakura Shogunate, and the extent to which the Kamakura Shogunate is directly governed by the Imperial Court.[Annotation 1].. The word "Kanto" has changed to two terms, the Kamakura Shogunate itself and two areas where the Kamakura Shogunate has direct control.

In the mid-14th centuryMuromachi ShogunateWas established, and in KamakuraKamakura public(Kamakura Prefecture) And its assistantKanto areaIs placed, since the countries under the jurisdiction of Kantō Kubō, that is, since the Nara periodBandoHas been calledSagami country-Musashi country-Awakuni-Kazusa-Shimosa-Hitachi country-Ueno country-Shimono countryIn 8 countriesIzukuni-Kai countryThe 10 countries that have added the above are now recognized as "Kanto". At the end of the 14th centuryMutsu-DewakuniAfter being under the jurisdiction of the Kamakura official, Ou was sometimes referred to as the "Kanto."

Established in the 14th centuryAzuma mirrorIn the description, "38 Kansai countries, 28 Kanto countries" is described, and it can be understood that it is also used to mean "eastern Japan" as it is now.

The early modern period

Tokugawa IeyasubyEdo ShogunateWith the founding of, the concept of "Kanto" was changed three times.Installed in Izu NirayamaNirayama Government OfficeAlthough the jurisdiction of the area covered Izu, Sagami, Musashi, etc., it defends Edo, where the shogunate was located.Hakone Seki-Small Buddha-Usui SekiEight Bando countries in the east have come to be called "Kanto".According to the official view of the Shogunate, Ou was also included in "Kanto", but as it was called "Kanto Hachishu", generally only the eight traditional Bando countries were recognized as "Kanto". Established in 8 (8nd year of culture)Kanto crackdown officerBasically, it helped maintain the security of the Kanhachishu area.


The Meiji government at the time of its establishment replaced the Nirayama DaikanshoNirayamaHowever, Nirayama Prefecture was soon abolished due to the integration of prefectures.And 1876 (Meiji9 years)AshigaraWas abolished, the old Ashigara prefectureSagami countryThe area is old in Kanagawa prefectureIzukuniWas merged with Shizuoka Prefecture, and as a result, the traditional Bando and Kanhachishu in the Edo period became modern.Kanto regionForm of(Ibaraki-Tochigi-Gunma-Saitama-Chiba-Tokyo-Kanagawa) Has been reached.

Companies and schools bearing the "Kanto"

Ibaraki(First)Local bankIsTsukuba BankIt is,Kanto Bank~Kanto Tsukuba Bank(Tsukuba Bank(Second regional bank) Is merged),Ibaraki BankIt was established by merging with (the second regional bank).



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注 釈

  1. ^ The scope of this "Kanto" also overlaps with the eastern countries that were obliged to contribute guards under the Ritsuryo Law (excluding Mikawa Province, which is included only in different theories).



  • Yoshihiko Amino "What is "Japan"?" History of Japan 00, Kodansha, 2000,ISBN 4062689006

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