Kanazawa was one of the wealthiest prefectures in Japanese history thanks to the huge amount of rice the region produced. As I said in the last post the modern city is surrounded by fairly uninspiring rice fields but the city itself holds one of the nicest gardens in Japan:Kenroku-en.
I visited the garden on an overcast morning that turned into a rainy afternoon, but the gardens were beautiful none the less. Enhanced, even, by the gentle patter of the rain on the numerous streams and ponds.
You may notice I took some photos of the gardeners. There was a small legion of them, I don’t know if they work every day but they must, given the pristine nature of the grounds.
In the gardens the is a tea house. At this point in my stroll trough the grounds the rain had gotten heavier some ducked in and got some tea
I was maybe a bit big for the room…