Kanazawa in Focus: She Sells Sweets by the Seashore
Aaron Mannino – "All of the food was lovingly and carefully prepared, but what remains with me is the genuine kindness of the chef and barista who engaged their guests as people and not customers."
Spice Diner Hyouitsu
Just 10 minutes from Nishi Chaya, Spice Diner Hyouitsu offers unusual and unique curry flavors: lemon, peppermint, yuzu, ginger... They even have a white soy milk curry!
Persimmons, Water & Walking Shrines: Kakinobatake Mizukake Festival
A neighborhood festival to ward off the summer heat, the Mizukake Festival in Kanazawa's Kakinobatake district is a wet and wild water festival, incorporating taiko, sake, portable shrines and the area's local specialty, the persimmon. Joi…
Kanazawa in Focus: The Slurp Heard Round the World
In the course of my Kanazawa travels, I made a particular study of these variations among the city’s noodle houses, leaning on the recommendations of locals and aficionados. In this pursuit, my artistic fascination with textures as indicat…
Yosakoi: Experiencing Japan’s High Energy Festival Dance
Sarah Morris – "I can’t recommend going to see yosakoi enough, especially the Kanazawa festival. Eat some festival food, have a blast, AND JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES! There’s a giant dance at the end that everyone can join in together."
Fukui Dinosaur Museum
For the dinosaur lover, young and old, no visit to Japan is complete without a day trip from Kanazawa to the Fukui Dinosaur Museum, one of the top thee museums of its kind in the world, the largest in Japan, and dedicated to excavation, re…
Kanazawa in Focus: Kanazawa’s Architecture, Monumental & Intimate
Aaron Mannino – "I took the 'Residence' part of my self-directed Artist In Residence seriously and steeped myself in Kanazawa’s mood and milieu for three weeks rather than spread myself too thin in multiple well-tread cities."