Kanazawa in Focus: Confessions of a Connoisseur
Aaron Mannino — "Curio is a small authentic Seattle-style espresso bar with a simple but delicious menu perched near the entrance of Yasuecho Street, a stone's throw from Omicho Market. Their bean is the best I have ever tasted..."
Kanazawa in Focus: Written with Light
Aaron Mannino — "Each decision I made connected me to a new experience or a new person that helped to weave a growing understanding of Kanazawa and Japan; event after event seemed to give the city unexpected dimension, and to reveal its de…
Kanazawa in Focus: Museum Round Up
Peppered throughout Kanazawa are an array of strikingly specific museums that celebrate creative processes above all else. Each is highly focused without feeling daunting, and the result is something memorable every time.
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."
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…
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."
Kanazawa in Focus: City of Gold
Aaron Mannino – "Though staying rooted in single city may have sacrificed a larger more varied scope of Japan, Kanazawa provided the more intimate and microcosmic path, best suited for my artistic intentions and personal style."