May 23, 2009
Chapter 1 (Kizan)
The title "Kizan" (帰山) literally means "homecoming mountain." Pronounced kisan, the same characters refer to a monk returning to his temple after a pilgrimage. This meaning will become apparent in the next chapter.
芝草 [しそう] Shisou (lawn grass)
芬華 [ふんか] Funka Palace ("perfumed splendor")
柳国 [りゅうこく] Kingdom of Ryuu (willow)
劉王 [りゅうおう] Royal Ryuu (axe)
利広 [りこう] Rikou ("wide advantage")
助露峰 [じょろほう] Jo Rohou (rescue dew summit)
宗王 [そうおう] Royal Sou (essence)
延王 [えんおう] Royal En (prolong)
In chapter 24 of A Thousand Leagues of Wind, Enki recruits Rakushun to travel to Ryuu to collect information on the state of affairs there.
The names of the city gates are explained here.