【No.3】 Kanto and Kansai

Rekishi blog No.3

By Yumeka Saito

In the previous blog, we found out that the real meaning of “Bando”.

In this blog, I would like to write about the meaning of the words “Kanto (関東)” and “Kansai (関西)”.

I asked about those meaning to my colleague Okada san. He told me that there were no such names in the old time in Japan.

Japanese have started using the word “Kanto” and “Kansai” since the Edo period.