Japan Photo Set 3 – Anamizu

This photo set contains pictures from fairly early on in the program – we went to Anamizu, which is along the northern coast (near the edge of the peninsula) and the Hyakumangoku festival sort of took place (iffy weather meant we missed it), but there were still some interesting things around.

This is the Wagashi (sort of like marzipan) I made a while back. I took a picture for reference.
Trust me, the ones they sold were much better than the ones I made.

This is one of the buildings at Anamizu, the gymnasium. There we had our morning meeting on Saturday.
This is a view from the rooftop of the “dorm” I stayed in, which wasn’t really a dorm.

A view from the boat while cruising. The coastline is really nice.

A sort of island. How those fishermen got there I don’t know.

This was the first bridge we passed. Since our final project for the year is a bridge, it was a good thing to take a picture of.

Second bridge we passed. Unfortunately this bridge was way too long to take a full picture of.

This is the full Anamizu harbor for KIT. It’s really neat that they have a few boats, this is a really nice place.

This was my lunch on Sunday after Anamizu. It consisted of Udon noodles, a duck soup, some sort of ginger dish, rice, and the mid-left and mid-bottom things I cannot name.
It actually wasn’t incredibly good, but it was a more traditional-seeming meal.

A view of a shopping district in downtown Kanazawa which we visited after checking out what was left of the Hyakumangoku festival, which was not very much.
Hyakumangoku translates to one million koku, which was a method of measuring productivity of a province when most of Japan was based on agriculture.
The Kanazawa area was especially productive, and one year its agricultural production passed 1 million koku, hence the festival.
Unfortunately, there was nothing left when we arrived and the parade was cancelled due to rain.

The shopping district in the other direction.

This is part of a Shinto shrine we visited after the shopping district.

I’m pretty sure this is a statue of Lord Maeda Toshiie, the founder of the Kaga clan in Kanazawa and one of Oda Nobunaga’s generals.
He was called “Maeda of the Spear” and was a feared general. After the Tokugawa clan managed to keep and hold power (early 17th century), he settled in the Kanazawa region.

A picture of the main building of the shrine.

The “Torii” – not sure if the romanization is correct. These are present at the entrance of all Shinto shrines.

That’s it for the pictures.

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