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I took a minibreak over the weekend and went to Kanazawa. Behold!

Kanazawa Station

Omi-cho Market

Good Manners: Smoke tobacco in designated spots.

Kanazawa is famous for its gold leaf; in tourist areas, you can find gold-leaf-covered anything. Including golf balls. Somehow I managed not to buy myself any shiny gold things.

Chili oil with gold flakes in it

Delicious warabi-mochi (wiggly wobbly sweet rice treats, covered in sweet toasted soybean powder on the right, and green tea on the left)

The old teahouse district

A gold-leaf room

The girl with the shamisen on the poster is a very nice friend of a friend.

Kanazawa Castle

Apparently this lantern (in the Kenrakuen garden) is very very famous in Kanazawa.

My friend + a pine tree. Many of the trees in Kenrakuen were supported by crazy stilts. How many trees had to die that these aesthetically pleasing trees might live?!

The stilts. They created this neat underforest effect.

Pretty pondage

The oldest fountain in Japan, powered by water pressure differentials between two ponds. Not remarkable looking, but I'm in awe of the nerdy fun engineers who thought of it.

Gift shop. Did you run out of room on your SD card taking pics?

Cherry blossom and green tea flavored soft cream.

Kanazawa Station

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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 19th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Wonderful and welcome back home. I so want to taste those sweets they sound delicious. Of course I just love the beauty of the area that surrounds you.
Sep. 21st, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
Aww thanks! Warabi-mochi are yummy. I bet you can get some at One World Market in Novi?
Sep. 19th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Lovely! I always look forward to your Tardis photos.
Sep. 21st, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! Better come up with some good ones for this week then... I haven't been out and about much due to HORRID WEATHER BLARGH MORE TYPHOOOOONS...
Sep. 22nd, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! Those wood supports are AMAZING (Kanazawa Station).

Beautiful pics as always - and now I want cherry blossom and green tea ice cream!

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