Nomura House: Garden
The garden at the Nomura samurai house and museum in Kanazawa's Nagamachi samurai district. The Nomura were high-ranking samurai until going broke during the Meiji era. The house features a beautiful garden and some excellent artifacts, including weapons and armor. I should also add that the rain was pouring down--you can see if you look carefully. I was also lucky enough to participate in a private tea ceremony in the room just above this one. Nagamachi Samurai District. Kanazawa, Ishikawa.
The Grand Kumamoto Castle
One of the main attractions inside For a trip to Kyushu, the imposing Kumamoto Castle is one sight not to be missed. The castle is a 15 minute street car ride from Kumamoto Station or a 40 minute bus ride from Kumamoto International Airport. Special thanks to SIA Kyushu office, SPH Magazines and JTB Kyushu for the arrangement
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The Kimono Gallery
Shunkōin 33 (golden room) subtemple of Myōshin-ji. West Kyoto. March 8, 2009 (1 p.m.). Japan. Photography by Jacqueline Hassink