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Kanazawa Lost and Found – Cafe at Machiyajuku

Good things happen when you get lost in Kanazawa. Case in point: It was a chilly day late in the fall of last year, and I was visiting Kanazawa’s Higashi Chaya district. Here, many of the old tea houses are open for business, serving drinks and sweets in beautifully preserved traditional interiors. But the wind … Continue reading

The Legend of Kanazawa Curry

I was riding down the highway with a number of my male coworkers, when suddenly my section chief motioned out the window. “Chelsea! Have you eaten chankare yet?” “Chan…kare?” The restaurant he’d pointed out was already behind us, and all I’d caught sight of was its dingy yellow sign. “Chankare,” he said matter-of-factly, as if … Continue reading

Enjoying Festival Food (A Warning Against Drinking Beer Before Lunch)

This weekend was Hyakumangoku Matsuri, one of the largest and best known of Ishikawa’s yearly festivals. It celebrates this region’s heritage as the richest of the feudal domains during the Tokugawa period with floating lanterns, dancing in the streets and a parade of marching children, acrobatic firemen and historical figures on horseback.       The parade … Continue reading

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