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... 1603-1868). It originally (1600s) was the outer garden of the Kanazawa Castle but later was moved into the castle grounds by the latter part of that century. The garden has been restored multiple times since then and over time various streams and ponds were created. The name of the garden is a reference from a 19th century book on Japanese gardens and relates to the six attributes of an ideal Japanese landscape garden: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, ...
... The next day we went to the Ninja Temple, so called not because of any ninjas but because there are dozens of traps and secret passage ways. It's over 350 years old, totally fascinating and a wonder of creative architecture. Turns out the lord might have been a bit paranoid as the traps were never needed. Better safe than sorry I guess. Next we wandered around a reconstruction of the old castle. ...
... My calculation would suggest their gold leaves are at least 5 times thinner than the Burmese ones. The highlight of the afternoon tour would be a visit to an establishment ran by a geisha. She was beautifully dressed and speaks passable English. We had a tour of the place and an introduction to entertainment by geishas. There is a VIP tearoom where the tatami is covered with gold leaf!
We went to the local craft museum and ...
Met at 8.30 for breakfast, decided to an American style breakfast, bacon, scrambled eggs etc it was yuk. Headed off with Akiko to Takayama,s morning market then continued on to Shirakawago to visit the folk village. What a beautiful place it is basically how it was in the shogun times, timber buildings with thatched roofs. A new freeway went from Tokyo to Kanazawa it took 20 years to build. Before ...
... snowfall. We visited the Wada family home. Wada San is the head of the village. On the main floor of the farm house is the living quarters and each have a firepit in the center. A flat board is hung from the second floor 8 feet over the fire to divert heat sideways to heat the main floor and prevent sparks from rising and lighting the roof thatching on fire. The upper floors is heated by rising heat through slits in the floor, and this is where silkworms were grown ...