The Japanese surnames etymology dictionary.
Kagoshima-ken , Ishikawa-ken , Gifu-ken . Terrain . From the west. There are cases where the tuft (bow) means bow. Kagoshima-ken Minamisatsuma-shi From the western station gate of the gate division system that was in the Takahashi Kinpimachi in the Edo period. Ishikawa-ken Housu-gun Noto-chou Meiji New surname by Monks of Kofukuji in monolith ( Kodo Shinshu system) in Kurokawa.