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Kazue-Machi(Kazue Town)

Kazue town

This area has been called Kazue Town,popularly known as Chaya,since Edo Period(1603-1867).
This town named after Kazue Toda,a Kaga Feudal member who lived in the area.

Kazue town

Kazue Town,which is situated near Mount Utatsu and Asano River,has been designated the Traditional Environment Preservation Area of Kanazawa.
You can see a little bridge Nakano Hashi which is only for walking.

Kazue town

Still characteristic of many Japanese restaurants in the area,the wood barred doors and lattice windows are a reminder of this celebrated era.
There were three Chayagai(Geisha District) in Kanazawa.
The other two are Higashi Chaya-gai(Eastern Geisha District) and Nishi Chaya-gai(Western Geisha District).

(2000-04-17)

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