Off to Kanazawa

Off to Kanazawa via the “Thunderbird” train, seen here arriving at Kyoto.

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After arriving at Kanazawa we went to Kenrokuen, a garden developed from the 1620s to the 1840s.

The story about Kanazawa is one of gold – 1,200 years ago a peasant named Togoro stopped to wash his potatoes at the well. Suddenly, flakes of gold began to bubble up from thewell, giving Kanazawa – meaning ‘Marsh of Gold’ – its name. The garden has been open to the public since 1874

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Even the streams need to be cleaned regularly.

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Heron poised for evening snack.

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I guess we missed a good show!

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Old gaslight still in use in Kanazawa.

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