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'''Mahoutokoro''' was a wizarding school located in [[Japan]]. Students of this school prized [[wand]]s made out of [[cherry]] [[wand wood|wood]], and those who owned them were held in a place of high esteem.<ref>Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977740275/wand-woods-off-of-pottermore here])</ref>
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'''Mahoutokoro''' (Japanese: 魔法所, ''Mahōtokoro'') is the [[Japan]]ese [[wizarding school]], located on the topmost point of the Volcanic island of [[Minami Iwo Jima]]. It has the smallest student body of the eleven wizarding schools.
   
==Etymology==
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==Location==
The name Mahoutokoro is composed of the Japanese words 魔法 (mahou), meaning "magic, witchcraft, sorcery,"<ref>"魔法 (mahou)" on [http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C Jim Breen's WWWJDIC]</ref> and 所 (tokoro), meaning "place," "spot," or "site."<ref>"所 (tokoro)" on [http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C Jim Breen's WWWJDIC]</ref>
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The school is located at the topmost point of [[Minami Iwo Jima]], a [[Japan]]ese volcanic island. Described as anotações ornate and exquisite palace, it resembles a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagoda pagoda] or a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_castle shiro] made of mutton-fat jade. Both island and palace are thought to be uninhabited by [[Muggle]]s.
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==History==
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Mahoutokoro is possibly one of the oldest [[wizarding schools]], as it is described as "ancient".
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[[Quidditch]] was introduced to [[Japan]] and to Mahoutokoro centuries ago by a band of foolhardy [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] students who were blown off course during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe on wholly inadequate broomsticks. Rescued by a party of wizarding staff from Mahoutokoro, who had been observing the movements of the planets, they remained as guests long enough to teach their Japanese counterparts the rudiments of the game, a move they lived to regret.
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Recently, a [[Mahoutokoro Potions champion|student]] from Mahoutokoro competed in the [[Wizarding Schools Potions Championship]].
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==Reputation==
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Mahoutokoro has the reputation to have an impressive academic prowess.
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Every member of the [[Japanese National Quidditch team|Japanese Quidditch team]] and the current [[Japanese Champion's League|Champion's League]] winners (the [[Toyohashi Tengu]]) attributes their prowess to the gruelling training they were given at Mahoutokoro, where they practise over a sometimes turbulent sea in stormy conditions, forced to keep an eye out not only for the [[Bludgers]] but also for planes from the Muggle airbase on a neighbouring island.
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Students of this school prized [[wand]]s made out of [[Cherry (tree)|cherry]] [[Wand wood|wood]], and those who owned them were held in a place of high honour.<ref>Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available [http://archive.is/20130109102909/lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977740275/wand-woods-off-of-pottermore here])</ref>
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==Recruitment==
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The school took students from the age of seven, although they did not board until they were eleven. While day students, wizarding children were flown back and forth to their homes every day on the backs of a flock of [[giant storm petrel]]s.
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==Uniform==
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{{Main|Mahoutokoro uniform}}
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When students start off at the school they are given robes that grow as they grow and change color as the wearer gains experience.
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== Behind the Scenes ==
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*Mahoutokoro is the only Asian wizarding School mentioned in the series. It is possible that some Asian witches and wizards also attend [[Koldovstoretz|Koldovstoretz School]] in Russia, Eurasia.
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**Given the long history of animosity & conflicts (despite some forms of past cultural exchange within the East Asian sphere) toward Japan within Asia (the most recent being that of [[wikipedia:Pacific War|World War II]]), Mahoutokoro '''''might not be the only''''' wizarding School known within Asia.
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**This is supported by many-sourced facts that [[China]] appears to have had a long history of magic (which might be as old as Chinese history): a notable magical community, magical flora & fauna, and forms of institutions of fostering & in support of Chinese magic (which includes, but is not limited to: alchemy, creature specialization, Quidditch, outsourced-based economy, & at least a form of magical government with international representation). The possible absence or non-mention of a Chinese magical government and a probable magical educational institution might have to do with the [[wikipedia:Politics of the People's Republic of China|dominant politics of the non-magical Chinese community]], and its relationship (or absence of it) with their magical brethren.
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*Mahoutokoro is the only known day school for wizardry.
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==Etymology and pronunciation==
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*The name ''Mahoutokoro'' is composed of the Japanese words 魔法 (''mahō''), meaning "[[magic]], witchcraft, sorcery,"<ref>"魔法 (''mahō'')" on [http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C Jim Breen's WWWJDIC]</ref> and 所 (''tokoro''), meaning "place," "spot," or "site."<ref>"所 (tokoro)" on [http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C Jim Breen's WWWJDIC]</ref> Thus, the name could be translated as "magical place" or "place where witchcraft/sorcery occurs".
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*The pronunciation of Mahoutokoro is "''Mah - hoh - toh - koh - roh''".
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==Appearances==
 
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Mahoutokoro (Japanese: 魔法所, Mahōtokoro) is the Japanese wizarding school, located on the topmost point of the Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima. It has the smallest student body of the eleven wizarding schools.

LocationEdit

Main article: Mahoutokoro palace

The school is located at the topmost point of Minami Iwo Jima, a Japanese volcanic island. Described as anotações ornate and exquisite palace, it resembles a pagoda or a shiro made of mutton-fat jade. Both island and palace are thought to be uninhabited by Muggles.

HistoryEdit

Mahoutokoro is possibly one of the oldest wizarding schools, as it is described as "ancient".

Quidditch was introduced to Japan and to Mahoutokoro centuries ago by a band of foolhardy Hogwarts students who were blown off course during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe on wholly inadequate broomsticks. Rescued by a party of wizarding staff from Mahoutokoro, who had been observing the movements of the planets, they remained as guests long enough to teach their Japanese counterparts the rudiments of the game, a move they lived to regret.

Recently, a student from Mahoutokoro competed in the Wizarding Schools Potions Championship.

ReputationEdit

Mahoutokoro has the reputation to have an impressive academic prowess.

Every member of the Japanese Quidditch team and the current Champion's League winners (the Toyohashi Tengu) attributes their prowess to the gruelling training they were given at Mahoutokoro, where they practise over a sometimes turbulent sea in stormy conditions, forced to keep an eye out not only for the Bludgers but also for planes from the Muggle airbase on a neighbouring island.

Students of this school prized wands made out of cherry wood, and those who owned them were held in a place of high honour.[1]

RecruitmentEdit

The school took students from the age of seven, although they did not board until they were eleven. While day students, wizarding children were flown back and forth to their homes every day on the backs of a flock of giant storm petrels.

UniformEdit

Main article: Mahoutokoro uniform

When students start off at the school they are given robes that grow as they grow and change color as the wearer gains experience.

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • Mahoutokoro is the only Asian wizarding School mentioned in the series. It is possible that some Asian witches and wizards also attend Koldovstoretz School in Russia, Eurasia.
    • Given the long history of animosity & conflicts (despite some forms of past cultural exchange within the East Asian sphere) toward Japan within Asia (the most recent being that of World War II), Mahoutokoro might not be the only wizarding School known within Asia.
    • This is supported by many-sourced facts that China appears to have had a long history of magic (which might be as old as Chinese history): a notable magical community, magical flora & fauna, and forms of institutions of fostering & in support of Chinese magic (which includes, but is not limited to: alchemy, creature specialization, Quidditch, outsourced-based economy, & at least a form of magical government with international representation). The possible absence or non-mention of a Chinese magical government and a probable magical educational institution might have to do with the dominant politics of the non-magical Chinese community, and its relationship (or absence of it) with their magical brethren.
  • Mahoutokoro is the only known day school for wizardry.

Etymology and pronunciationEdit

  • The name Mahoutokoro is composed of the Japanese words 魔法 (mahō), meaning "magic, witchcraft, sorcery,"[2] and 所 (tokoro), meaning "place," "spot," or "site."[3] Thus, the name could be translated as "magical place" or "place where witchcraft/sorcery occurs".
  • The pronunciation of Mahoutokoro is "Mah - hoh - toh - koh - roh".

GalleryEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available here)
  2. "魔法 (mahō)" on Jim Breen's WWWJDIC
  3. "所 (tokoro)" on Jim Breen's WWWJDIC


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