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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 …

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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…