From 北海道 (Hokkaidō ほっかいどう, “North Sea Circuit”), from Middle Chinese 北海 (pok-hój "Northern sea") + 道 (dáu "Circuit", a province-like administrative unit from Ming dynasty China).
Hokkaido Sentence Examples
There are six large islands, namely Sakhalin (called by the Japanese Karafuto); Yezo or Ezo (which with the Kuriles is designated Hokkaido, or the north-sea district); Nippon (the origin of the sun), which is the main island; Shikoku (the four provinces), which lies on the east of Nippon; KiUshi or Kyushu (the nine provinces), which lies on the south of Nippon, and Formosa, which forms the most southerly link of the chain.
In North Hondo the great Bandai arc forms the axis of the island and stretches into Yezo (HokkaidO).
The newly organized government of the empire, however, instead of inflicting the death penalty on him and his principal followers, as would have been the inevitable sequel of such a drama in previous times, punished them with imprisonment only, and four years after the Hakodate episode, Enomoto received an important post in Hokkaido, the very scene of his wild attempt.