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Kanazawa

I'll just finish this little series of posts on our Japan adventure with some random photos of things that appealed to me. Of course, the cherry blossom caught me every time I saw it We had a quick look in the gold leaf museum and thought maybe I'd fancy this set up for my studio next time I have a re-arrange! The history of gold leaf in Kanazawa goes way back. It was a really interesting museum; such a complicated process, but so little time to absorb all the information. I have a fa..
Day 2 of our Japan adventure took us to the old part of Kanazawa, known as the Higashi Chaya District. What a contrast to the rest of the town!  Chaya translates as teahouse, and this is one of the areas of teahouses, entertainment and Geishas. We could have rented a kimono each and spent the day wandering gracefully around the area - there were plenty of kimono-clad girls walking about     Two-storey wooden buildings with paved streets and lanterns.              ..
Since September it's been full on work down in the studio, but I've taken a whole month out to recharge and to visit my daughter in Taiwan.We made a quick visit over to Japan as we reckoned it may be the only opportunity I get to visit. Two full days, that's all. Bonkers, but fab and full of inspiration! Landing in Toyko, the plane was delayed so we missed the train up to Kanazawa where we were headed. An early start the next day and a ride on the new bullet train, Shinkansen, meant we arrive..

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