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Sofuan, a new Japanese-style boutique hotel with its own tea ceremony room has opened near the Omi-cho Market. It’s located in a beautiful old merchant house located in the Nishi-cho area, and it’s available only to one small group at a time. The proprietress, Kazuyo Fujita, who grew up in Kanazawa, is a long-time elementary・・・
The folk song festival, “Acoustic Jamboree,” will be held on Sunday, October 7 in the main hall of Hosenji temple in Kanazawa City. From 10:00 am to 18:00 pm. Admission: 1200 yen. With a ticket, you can come and go freely during the open hours. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For one・・・
The pub restaurant (izakaya) Sekitoba was brought to my attention by a kind and friendly Buddhist priest. It’s located along the scenic River Sai, which has many excellent scenic views, but I think an especially good one is between the Saikawa Bridge and Sakurabashi. Sekitoba is about halfway between them. I go by there on・・・
The Higashiyama Chaya district is now the most attractive tourist destination in Kanazawa. Stylish cafes and restaurants have opened one after the other. Right in the middle of stylish Higashiyama Chaya is a Japanese restaurant from the old days that keeps the old Kanazawa traditions. “Jihei.” The old-style shops are where you find old-style customers,・・・
A traditional summer expression in the Higashiyama area of Kanazawa City is “shiman-rokusen” (Japanese for 46,000). On one particular day a year, everyone visiting the Kannon-in Buddhist Temple (July 9 on the old lunar calendar) receives 46,000 days of blessings. On the new calendar this year, the Day of 46,000 Blessings was August 19. I・・・