PLACE NAMES USED ON THE BANZUKE


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In Edo-era 1) The location place of the sumo group in each place which rikishi belongs to
2) The name of "Han" of the daimyo that rikishi is engaged
It is by being that a coming place was written only in case of not being the above-mentioned.
In Meiji-era It wrote down the name of "Kuni" or "Han" where rikishi was born as the principle but the place name which is not the name of "Kuni"(or "Han") was sometimes written, too.
From May 1934 the name of "Han" became not used and was changed into the name of "Kuni" but some exception was left.
A coming place was written only in the maku-uchi, juuryou, makushita higher rank part but from this time, it became written by all of rikishi.
From January 1948 the name of the Kuni was changed into the prefecture name, but there were some exception left.
From March 1956 all became a prefecture name which is used in our days, therefore they are not mentioned in this table.


Ashikaga ‘«—˜ (The present Ashikaga city, Tochigi prefecture)
Ashuu ˆ¢B (The present Tokushima prefecture)
Awa ˆ¢”g (=ˆ¢B) the same as Ashuu
Awaji ’W˜H (Awaji island)
Banshuu ”dB (Part of the present Hyoogo prefecture)
Bishuu ”öB (The present western part of Aichi prefecture)
Bitchuu ”õ’† (The present western part of Okayama prefecture)
Bizen ”õ‘O (The southeastern part in the present Okayama prefecture)
Booshuu –[B (The present southern part of Chiba prefecture)
Bungo –LŒã (The present southern part of Ooita prefecture)
Chikugo ’}Œã Islands near Kyuushuu, west of Higo (the western part of the present Kumamoto prefecture)
Chikushuu ’}B (Most of the present Fukuoka prefecture)
Chikuzen ’}‘O (The present northern part of Fukuoka prefecture)
Chooshi ’¶Žq in Chiba prefecture
Chooshuu ’·B (The present northwest part of Yamaguchi prefecture)
Dewa o‰H a place on territory of the present Yamagata and Akita prefectures
Echigo ‰zŒã (The present Niigata prefecture, the part of Essyuu)
Echigo-Shibata ‰zŒãŽÄ“c (The present Shibata (V”­“c) city, Niigata prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Echizen ‰z‘O (The present northeast part of the Fukui prefecture)
Edo ]ŒË (=The present Tookyoo)
Edogawa ]ŒËì A part of Edo, the present Tookyoo
Enshuu ‰“B (The present western part of the Shizuoka prefecture)
Esshuu ‰zB (The present both Niigata and Toyama prefecture)
Etchuu ‰z’† (The present Toyama prefecture)
Fukuyama •ŸŽR (The present Fukuyama city, Fukuyama prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Geishuu åYB (=Œ|B The present western part of the Hiroshima prefecture)
Gotoo ŒÜ“‡
ŒÜ“ˆ
Islands near Kyuushuu, west of Hizen (the western part of the present Nagasaki prefecture)
Gunma ŒS”n
ŒQ”n
Gunma prefecture
Hachinohe ”ªŒË (The present Hachino'he city, Aomori prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Hakushuu ”ŒB (The present western part of the Tottori prefecture)
Harima ”d›ö (also written as ”d–€, the formal form is ”d–)
The southern part of the present Hyoogo prefecture
Hida ”ò’e (=”ò‘Ë The present northern part of the Gifu prefecture)
Higo ӓ΋ (The present Kumamoto prefecture)
Himeji •P˜H (The present Himeji city, Hyougo prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Hirato •½ŒË (The present Hirato city, Nagasaki prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Hirosaki O‘O (The present Hirosaki city, Aomori prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Hiroshima œA“‡
œA“ˆ
(=L“‡) Hiroshima city and Hiroshima prefecture
Hishuu ”ìB A name for territories of Higo and Hizen
Hitachi í—¤ (Most of the present Ibaraki prefecture)
Hitoyoshi l‹g (The present Hitoyoshi city, Kumamoto prefecture)
Hizen ”ì‘O (The present both Nagasaki (most of) and Saga prefecture)
Honjoo –{¯ (The present Honjou (–{‘‘) city, Akita prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Hyuuga ҜΟ (The present Miyazaki prefecture)
Iburi ä[U in Hokkaidoo
Iiyama ”ÑŽR (The present Iiyama city, Nagano prefecture)
Ikeda ’r“c (The present Ikeda city and the neighborhood of it, Oosaka prefecture)
Inshuu ˆöB (The present eastern part of the Tottori prefecture)
Ishikari ÎŽë in Hokkaidoo
Iwashiro Šâ‘ã in Fukushima prefecture
Iyo ˆÉ˜¬ (=ˆÉ—\ The present Ehime prefecture)
Izumi ˜aò (The present southern part of the Oosaka prefecture)
Izumi (2) ò (!!) (The present Izumi-machi, Iwaki (‚¢‚í‚«) city, Fukushima prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Izumo o‰_ (=‰_B) same as Unshuu
Kachiyama or Katsuyama ŸŽR
‰Á’mŽR
(The present Katsuyama city, Fukui prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Kaga ‰Á‰ê (=‰ÁB) same as Kashuu
Kagoshima Ž­Ž™“ˆ (=Ž­Ž™“‡) City and prefecture Kagoshima
Karafuto Š’‘¾ „R„p„‡„p„|„y„~, island of Sakhalin (Russia)
Karatsu “‚’Ã (The present Karatsu city, Saga prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Kashuu ‰ÁB (The present southern part of the Ishikawa prefecture)
Kawachi ‰Í“à (The present southeast part of Oosaka prefecture)
Kazusa ã‘ (The present northern part of Chiba prefecture and just the part of Ibaraki prefecture)
Kikuma ‹eŠÔ (Is there in Aichi prefecture? I don't know)
Kishuu ‹IB (The present Wakayama prefecture)
Kitami –kŒ© in Hokkaidoo
Koiwa ¬Šâ in Tookyoo
Kokura ¬‘q (Not Ogura! The present Kitakyuusyuu city and the neighborhood of it)
Koobe _ŒË (The present Koube city, Hyougo prefecture)
Kooshuu bB (The present Yamanashi prefecture)
Kooshuu (2) ]B (The present Shiga prefecture)
Kurume ‹v—¯•Ä (The present Kurume city and the neighborhood of it)
Kurume ‹vƒ‹ƒ (=‹v—¯•Ä The omitted form)
Kurume ‹v—¯ƒ (=‹v—¯•Ä The omitted form)
Kushiro ‹ú˜H in Hokkaidoo
Kuwana ŒK–¼ (The present Kuwana city, Mie prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Kyoobashi ‹ž‹´ in Tookyoo
Kyoo ‹ž (=‹ž“s Kyooto or Kyoto)
Kyuushuu ‹ãB One of the four big islands of Japan
Marugame š¢‹T (=ŠÛ‹T The present Marugame (ŠÛ‹T) city, Kagawa prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Matsumae ¼‘O (The southeastern part in the present Oshima peninsula, Hokkaido prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Matsunaga ¼‰i The present part of Fukuyama city, in Hiroshima prefecture.
There is Matsunaga-bay near it. In 1966, Matsunaga city was absorbed into Fukuyama city.
Matsushiro ¼‘ã (The present southern part of Nagano city)
Mino ”ü”Z (The present southern part of Gifu prefecture)
Mito …ŒË (The present Mito city, Ibaraki prefecture)
Morioka ·‰ª (The present Morioka city, Iwate prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Moriyama ŽçŽR (The present Moriyama city, Shiga prefecture ? Unknown)
Muramatsu ‘º¼ (The present Muramatsu town, Niigata prefecture)
Muraoka ‘º‰ª (The present Muraoka town, Hyoogo prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Muroran Žº—– in Hokkaidoo
Musashi •åU the present Tookyoo and Saitama prefectures
Nada “å (The Hyoogo prefecture southern coast)
Nagaoka ’·‰ª (The present Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Nakatsu ’†’Ã (The present Nakatsu city, Ooita prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Nanbu “ì•” (The part in the present Aomori prefecture southern part and the Akita prefecture)
Nihonmatsu “ñ–{¼ (The present Nihonmatsu city, Fukushima prefecture)
Nishinomiya ¼ƒm‹{ (¼‹{) A city in Hyoogo prefecture
Nishio ¼”ö (The present Nishio city, Aichi prefecture)
Nobeoka ‰„‰ª (The present Nobeoka city, Miyazaki prefecture)
Noto ”\“o (Noto peninsula)
Nooshuu ”ZB (=”ü”Z) same as Mino
Ooizumi ‘åò (In Niigata prefecture? or Yamagata prefecture? I don't know)
Oomiya ‘å‹{ in Saitama prefecture
Oosaka ‘åâ (=‘åã Oosaka or Osaka)
Ooshuu ‰œB (Most of the present Toohoku districts)
Ootake ‘å’| in Hiroshima prefecture
Ootsu ‘å’Ã City in Shiga prefecture, between Kyooto and Lake Biwa
Oozu ‘åF (The present Oozu city, Ehime prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Oshima “n“ˆ
“n“‡
A neighborhood of Hakodate city, in Hokkaidoo / A peninsula in Hokkaidoo
Rikuchuu —¤’† a part of the present Iwate prefecture
Rikuzen —¤‘O the present Miyagi prefecture
Rumoi —¯–G in Hokkaidoo
Sagara ‘Š—Ç (The present Sagara town, Kumamoto prefecture)
Sakai ä (The present Sakai city, Oosaka prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Sanshuu Ž]B (The present Kagawa prefecture)
Sanshuu (2) ŽOB (!!) (The present eastern part of Aichi prefecture)
Sanuki Ž]Šò (=Ž]B) same as Sanshuu
Sasebo ²¢•Û in Nagasaki prefecture
Sasshuu ŽFB (The present western part of Kagoshima prefecture)
Satsuma ŽF–€ (=ŽFB) same as Sasshuu
Seishuu ¨B (Most of the present Mie prefecture)
Sekishuu ÎB (The present western part of Shimane prefecture)
Sendai åäi (=å‘ä The present Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Sendai-Shiroishi åäi”’Î (The present Shiroishi city, Miyagi prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Sesshuu ÛB (The present southeast part of Hyoogo prefecture and northern part of Oosaka prefecture)
Settsu ’à Northern part of the present Oosaka prefecture
Shikoku Žl‘ One of the four big islands of Japan
Shimabara “ˆŒ´ (=“‡Œ´ The present Shimabara peninsula, Nagasaki prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Shimodate ‰ºŠÚ (=‰ºŠÙ The present Shimodate city, Ibaraki prefecture)
Shimotsuke ‰º–ì (The present Tochigi prefecture)
Shimousa ‰º‘ (Shimousa is northern part of the present Chiba prefecture and just the part of Ibaraki prefecture)
Shimousa-Kawaradai ‰ºã`ìŒ´‘ã (=‰º‘ìŒ´‘ã)
Shinshuu MB (The present Nagano prefecture)
Shinshuu-Nanbara MB“쌴 (The part of present Nagano city)
Shiogama ‰–Š˜ in Miyagi prefecture
Shirakawa ”’ì (=”’‰Í Shirakawa city, Fukushima prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Sonobe ‰€•” (I don't know where is (was) there?)
Sooshuu ‘ŠB (Most of the present Kanagawa prefecture, but, Yokohama city and Kawasaki city aren't contained)
Sunshuu xB (The present central part of Shizuoka prefecture)
Shoonai ¯“à (The present Shoonai plain, Yamagata prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Taira •½ the present Iwaki city, in Fukushima prefecture
Taishuu ›”B (=‘ΏB Tsushima islands)
Teshio “V‰– in Hokkaidoo
Tokachi \Ÿ in Hokkaidoo
Tokushima “¿“ˆ (=“¿“‡) Tokushima city and prefecture on island of Shikoku
Toshuu “yB (The present Kouchi prefecture)
Tsu ’Ã (The present Tsu city, Mie prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Tsuchiura “y‰Y (The present Tsuchiura city, Ibaraki prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Tsugaru ’Ãçj (=’ÃŒy The present northwest part of Aomori prefecture)
Ugo ‰HŒã The present Akita prefecture
Unshuu ‰_B (The present eastern part of Shimane prefecture)
Ushuu ‰HB (The present both Akita and Yamagata prefecture)
Ushuu-Nagatoro ‰HB’·“Ò (The present Yamagata basin, Yamagata prefecture and the neighborhood of it)
Uzen ‰H‘O (Most of the present Yamagata prefecture)
Wakamatsu Žá¼ (Unknown. There are some of "Wakamatsu" in Japan! Which?)
Washuu ˜aB (The present Nara prefecture)
Yamato ‘å˜a (=˜aB) same as Washuu
Yanagawa –öì (–ö‰Í, The present Yanagawa city, Fukuoka prefecture)
Yashuu –ìB (Both of the present Gunma and Tochigi prefecture)
Yonezawa •Ä‘ò (The present Yonezawa city, Yamagata prefecture)