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... the local specialty - raw fish on rice. Damien's choice was fish from the fish market and mine all came from a particular location that I'm not familiar with but the fish was delicious. There were 14 kinds of fish in the dish. It was not a big dish and each piece was cut very finely. We'll be back again at the fish market for lunch today, but this time to sit down outside a fish seller's place and eat what is on offer and not to one of the restaurants.
It is lucky ...
... and two tours were offered.
We boarded a bus for the Kenrokeun Garden and the Castle Park.
Our guide, Yama, was very funny and informative. She explained that people from Tokyo insult the western side of Japan by saying it is the backside of the island. She said that because this is the side closer to Korea and China, it has more culture.
Rice is very important to the area and ...
... not usually on my breakfast menu. And so I can feel like a real Japanese chef I bought a little apron at the market. I can find fabric anywhere, On our way to Kenrokuen Garden we stopped into the famous Daiwa department store and stumbled across the food hall. Classy all the way, with endless rows of fresh food displayed with that beautiful attention to detail. Very cheap sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese treats and outrageous prices on rockmelon (over $90) and huge ...
... Washi paper. Gokayama Washi papermaking is a craft over 1200 years old. We learn more about the 16-step process that is required to make Washi and get a chance to make 3 washi postcards. That was really fun! The process from harvesting, in the month of November, to finished paper is about 4 months.
On our drive back to Kanazawa we ask Kana if we can drive to the Sea of Japan, which is only about 20 minutes from our hotel. We stop there for a ...
... not destroyed during WWII; so much of the old architecture is original.
The gardens were really beautiful, but we soon realize that we are visiting Japan in the wrong season…everything is green with no contrast in the landscape. It really needs some variation in the leaves to highlight the texture of the garden. Everything is very meticulously taken care of by the groundskeepers. We see some up on a tree trimming the branches like a ...
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