Japan Seaside Life on the Noto Peninsula

If you've ever read anything by Banana Yoshimoto* you'll have a clear image of life along the coasts of Japan. Β Tiny towns, mysterious neighbors, stunning nature and the ever-present churning of ocean waves. It's a beautiful image, and thanks to Japan's nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline an experience to be had all over this charming [...]

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Hyakumangoku Festival

Every year in early June, Kanazawa hosts a major festival to celebrate Lord Maeda Toshiie arrival at Kanazawa Castle all the way back in 1583. The name Hyakumangoku refers to the production of 1 million "stones" of rice and the events run over the entire first weekend of June. On Friday night there is live [...]