Japan

Japan - Getting to know Kanazawa

Kanazawa’s heritage as a cultural hotspot began in the 17th century, when the city’s super-rich overlord - keen to avoid being seen as a military threat by Japan’s powerful ruler - poured his vast income into developing arts and crafts, instead of martial might. The city, which sits on the northwest shore of Honshu (Japan’s largest island), subsequently thrived as a centre for creativity, and is still known for its art museums, fine craftsmanship, elegant gardens and well preserved historic streets and buildings. 

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