Sunday, September 18, 2005

Kanazawa Castle Moon Festival


Wasn't much going on there other than a small flute and traditional japanese singing concert. But this picture at least gives you some idea what the place looked like. The castle was destroyed something like 10 times, and they finally got tired of trying to rebuild it. Today, they've re-constructed only one part of the original castle, that's what the picture is of. I think this was only a wall of the castle when it was at it's peak. In WWII it was used as a military base, then after the war was part of Kanazawa University, but in the last 10 years it was convereted back to a park as part of Kanazawa's World city program i think. It's something like over 100 meters long, but

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