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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sightseeing in Kanazawa.

When I went to Kanazawa a few weeks ago to photograph Chris and Nozomi's wedding, I had the opportunity to do a little sightseeing, too.
On Friday, Chris took me to the Geisha District and old historical areas. Kanazawa is called "Little Kyoto" because, like Kyoto, it's rich in Japanese history and culture.

Then to a fish market with highly overpriced fish:

The one closest to the camera is $120.

We went to dinner with Chris and Nozomi's friends who helped with the wedding at cool place called the Chopstick Cafe.

The food was good but the menu was the best part - chock full of crazy English.

"Vegetables...are very important, aren't they?"

"I bake a fish in front of eyes!"

On Sunday, we went to Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan's most famous gardens.

Then to a modern art museum. Actually, I didn't care for much of the art, but there was one really cool exhibit.

It looked like a real swimming pool on the surface, but it was actually just a few inches of water on top, a layer of glass, and completely open in the bottom.

And we took the shinkansen home. P.S. - I love the shinkansen. The ride is so smooth and the seating is comfortable. I love to just relax and enjoy the landscape of Japan flying by.


pamjean48818 said...

COOL POOL optical illusion.

Kori said...

Modern art doesn't really do it for me either, but that Pool Exhibit is awesome!