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Introduction to Suzu

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Introduction to Suzu

Introduction to Suzu

Update day: June 27, 2016

Etymology of ”Suzu”

The Suzu appears in writings on the wooden tablets (mokkan) excavated at Heijo - kyo in (713AD) and later in land development mythology of Izumo Fudoki (733 CE) It is said that Miho no saki (Cape of Miho) was formed by many people coming many countries attracted by the convenience of the Cape of Tsutsu (Suzu City), Koshi Province and that how the Cape of "susu" of Notowas pronounced "Tsutsu". There are plenty of characters for "Suzu" such as "都都", "須須" & "鈴". However, "須須" is read as "鈴" and that is why is thought that it is the reaso why "珠洲" has been selected as the city name.

There are a number of story regarding the origin of Suzu. But Suzu originally means "稲 (rice-plant)" which consist of 12 small bells tight up together and rang during the harvest festival to beg for god favor. It is said that “suzu” came from the sound of the bell and the Echizen province (718 AD) was divided into the four towns of Hakui, Noto, Fugeshi and Suzu which formed the province of Noto. In 748 A.D, Yakamochi Otomono occasionally went on trips to Noto leaving his wife in the city. She would write long poems

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