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Like most of the places of worship and fame in Japan, this is not different. Carefully managed garden and grounds within a space of tranquillity and peace. To participate in a 'loose' tea ceremony, there is an extra charge.
Mr Terashima was a mid-level official in the local Shogunate from the late 1700's 'til about 1825. He was thought to be very honest and progressive, and was therefore disliked by others in the administration and was forced out when the Shogun died. He was...More
The one reason for our visiting Kzanazawa was to see this old Samurai district. I was amazed how well preserved the whole district is. The house fronts indicate the rank and position of the Samurais living inside those houses. There were a few arts and...More
The 16th generation of the Terashima family runs this house as a museum. they change scrolls according to the seasons. This is the only house of its kind open to the public. The roof's wooden shingles were weighted down with stones. The tatami rush mats...More
This was an old area of the city where the Samurai wre housed, and it has been well preserved. There wre quite a few arts and crafts shops selling their wares, but the prices were extortionate. Still, it was worth looking at the beautiful pottery...More