Where to Find Geisha in Kanazawa
Although Kanazawa's mysterious "Women of Art" share their titles with Kyoto's—geisha are called geiko here and throughout West Japan—they are considerably shyer with their presence. However, that doesn't mean that geiko in full makeup and …
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Only a single story tall, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art appears unimposing at first glance. Its wide yard and glass walls feel more like a park than a modern museum, and even the interactive exhibitions scattered about the pr…
Higashi Chaya Corn: Luck for 46,000 Days!
If you go to Higashi Chaya District, in Kanazawa, you may see dried ears of corn hanging near shop entrances, a symbol of blessing made only once a year.
Noh Business Like Hosho Business
Think you know Noh? This deliberate and dignified theatre style has deep roots in Kanazawa. Learn where you can practice in the very steps of Kanazawa's master actors just a few steps from our door.
What does “hyakumangoku” mean?
The Maeda Clan was the largest samurai clan outside the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate. To avoid appearing threatening, much of the wealth was spent not on amassing a military but on developing culture and the arts, which led to the area's moni…