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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 一宮, 一之宮, 市之宮(Japanese Kanji) 一の宮(Kanji/Hiragana) 一ノ宮(Kanji/Katakana) いちのみや(Japanese Hiragana) イチノミヤ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. EE-CHEE-NO-MEE-YAH  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname is used as 一宮, 一の宮, 一ノ宮, 一之宮 or 市之宮 with 一 (ichi, itsu, hito, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town," 之 (shi, oite, kono, kore, no, yuku) meaning "of, this" or 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess."

As a word, ichinomiya (一宮, 一の宮 or 一之宮) is an historical term to the most important provincial Shintō shrine or the Shintō shrine with the highest shrine rank.

Ichinomiya (一宮) is also used as a place name.
Added 11/2/2015 by AtoZ22
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou