Saturday, 8 February 2014

Kanazawa Samurai District (Nagamachi) & Kenrokoen in the snow.

This is the house in the Samurai district where I do ikebana every week.
The stone lanterns and sculptures in the garden are covered in a straw matting during the winter to protect from the snow. 

Nagamachi  長町

                                Kanazawa Castle looks especially epic in the snow.


                                             View from a teahouse Kenrokoen.

                                                   matcha and wagashi

Trees in Ishikawa have this special roping put on for the winter to protect from the snow.