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Ishikawa, Japan - 22nd March 2007

By: yumi

I just arrived in Japan today!
I finally came out from the box and got fresh air.

Yumi told me that she will take me somewhere tomorrow.
I can't wait!!

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* Posted Mar 23, 2007, 7:24 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:22 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 23rd March 2007

By: yumi

It was a sunny day today.
Yumi took me a couple of places in Kanazawa where is the
biggest city of Ishikawa.

First, I went to Nagamachi where Samurais used to live there.
The houses they lived are conserved or rebuit. The walls are
made with mad, so it is fragile. I visited a few small museums
in Nagamachi. The museums show how the old people lived.
The pictures were taken at the entrance, kitchen and living
room(dining room)

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* Posted Mar 23, 2007, 8:54 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:33 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ishikawa, Japan - 25th March 2007

By: yumi

Before I tell about other places where I visited on Friday, I
want you to know that we had a big earthquake here this
morning.
I was really scared and shocked!!
Fortunately, we had no damage and everything is ok.
DO NOT WORRY!!
Yumi told me that the earthquake resistered an intensity of 4
on the Japanese scale here, but one of nealy 7 in the
northern part of Ishikawa, one woman was killed and over
160 people were injured and some people has lost their
houses.
Yumi also told me that an earthquake comes in Japan very
often but she hasn't had a such big one before.

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* Posted Mar 25, 2007, 8:08 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:31 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ishikawa, Japan - 27th March 2007

By: yumi

Don't worry!! Yumi, her family and I are doing well, but
there were still a few small earthquakes. We're nervous....



Anyway, I heard the good news from fam-united that I
became Voyager of the week!! I'm very happy.

But the photo is not tea ceremony...Sorry but yumi's
explanation wasn't enough.

This is a dining room of Japanese old style. We now have
meals at one big table, but the old people used to have their
own table for meals. At present, the traditional Japanese-style
restaurant called Ryoutei is used this style-one table per one
person.

I hope you understand what I said.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask yumi.

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* Posted Mar 27, 2007, 7:58 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:31 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 28th March 2007

By: yumi

On Friday, I went to Oyama jingya after the museums.
Jingya means 'shrine' in Japanese.

Yumi told me that this shrine is dedicated to the first load of
Kaga, Toshiie Maeda and inlaid grass in the uppermost
section of the three-tired gate gives it an exotic appearance.

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* Posted Mar 28, 2007, 9:17 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:33 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 28th March 2007

By: yumi

You can see the main building of Oyama jingya.

We have to wash our hands at first, because it is a sacred
place here.

You can see Ema whch are a boar (the animal of the year)
drawn on wood, the upper part of which has a roof and
presented to temples and shrines when making vows or
when one's prayers has been answered.

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* Posted Mar 28, 2007, 9:51 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:43 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 28th March 2007

By: yumi

I found a statue of Toshiie Maeda who was one of historical
significant people here

I also found a beautiful garden. I was relaxed here and wanted to swim in the pond.

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* Posted Mar 28, 2007, 10:00 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:44 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Ishikawa, Japan - 1st April 2007

By: yumi

I AM HERE NOW!! (The map from Postcrossing)

Kanazawa is the biggest city of Ishikawa prefecture.
I am staying in the town next to Kanazawa.

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* Posted Apr 1, 2007, 11:17 am Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:36 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 1st April 2007

By: yumi

I went to Karaoke with yumi and her friends.

I think that it is one of Japanese culture!!

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* Posted Apr 1, 2007, 11:20 am Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:37 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 5th April 2007

By: yumi

Yumi took me some other places in Kanazawa today.

At first, I was taken a few photo in front of Kanazawa station.
The red wooden gate that represents a hand drum is the symbol of the station.
The fountain looks unique and intersting.
The Japanese means 'Welcome to Kanazawa'

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* Posted Apr 6, 2007, 7:27 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:38 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 5th April 2007

By: yumi

Then, we visited Ozaki shrine.
It was very old but very beautiful.

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* Posted Apr 7, 2007, 3:13 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:45 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 5th April 2007

By: yumi

Then, I found an old house and could come in.
I could see a beautuful cherry tree from the house.

Then, I found a beautiful sidewalk. There were some statues
along the sidewalk. It looked like a museum! I was taken a
photo with the statue of Saisei Murou who was born in
Kanazawa and was a famous poet and a writer.

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* Posted Apr 8, 2007, 8:01 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:46 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 5th April 2007

By: yumi

I was on my way to Kenrokuen where is a very famous Japanese garden in Kanazawa.

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* Posted Apr 9, 2007, 10:12 am Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:47 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 5th April 2007

By: yumi

I arrived at Kenrokuen!!
It is a very famous Japanese garden in Japan.

First, I saw a lantern named Kotojitoro.
Toro means lantern in Japanese.
This lantern has gotten its name from the fact that is shaped like the bridges that support the strings of a koto (Japanese harp)

Next, I saw a bridge named Gankoubashi. It is also called Kikkoubashi. Kikkou means turtle's shell(my back!)  Do you think the bridge is similar to my back?

Then, I saw a fountain. According to the leaflet for Kenrokuen, it is the oldest one in Japan and operates by natural water pressure resulting from a difference in elevation that creates the approximately 3-5 meter fountain.

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* Posted Apr 9, 2007, 10:48 am Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:48 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Kanazawa, Japan - 5th April 2007

By: yumi

My purpose of the visit at Kenrokuen was watching cherry blossoms!!
It was a little early to come. The cherry blossoms aren't in full bloom yet. They bloom and fall within about  a week.
Many Japanese people love cherry blossoms.
I found that some people drink alcohol and eat something
near cherry blossoms.
I enjoyed watching beautiful trees and flowers.

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* Posted Apr 12, 2007, 6:29 pm Last edited Apr 29, 2007, 12:48 am by yumi [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


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