2:00PM 5th June Sunny
The robot cleans the roof of Kanazawa Station day and night.
8:00AM 29th May Cloudy
Now is the last chance for a good look at the azalea in Kanazawa.
You should not miss the azalea blooming season in late spring!
11:00AM 27th May Sunny
Today was warm May sunshine.
The fine weather of May is called "satsukibare" in Japan.
I think that this time of year is basically the best time.
8:00AM 26th May Sunny
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri is scheduled a week from now.
The town in Kanazawa is decorated with paper lanterns
and enveloped in the festival (Matsuri) mood.
2:00PM 23rd May Sunny
During the season of new green leaves,
You can see many elementary school's excursion, junior high school's excursion and high school's excursion.
7:30AM 21st May Sunny
On AM7:30 May 21, 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible in Japan.
This is the sky in Kanazawa at that time. ( from the Shibaya's rooftop )
3:00PM 15th May Rainy
Nowadays, the pine-trees weren't seen much anymore in the streets.
I think it's line of beauty!
3：00PM 12th May Sunny
Back to the Edo period!
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Matsuri is the biggest annual festival in the region. Many events are held over a period of three days in June. It first started in 1952 to praise the great work of the first lord, Toshiie Maeda, and was derived from an old municipal event. Now, it’s getting bigger and bigger, becoming well-known as a typical show of Kanazawa culture. You can see families applauding their kids or parents in antique-looking costumes, couples being served Matcha green tea at the Hyakumangoku tea ceremony at Kenrokuen, or local employees dancing in their summer Kimono. Every year, people are always looking forward to enjoying these three days! 1,500 Tohro lanterns with lovely Kaga-Yuzen patterns will definitely attract you! Follow the lights floating on the water along the Asano-Gawa River, or just wait at the bank to see one coming after another! It’s all up to you! This Friday night at the river draws a good crowd every year! Share an atmosphere of fantasy with the local people!
"Kaga Yuzen Tohro-Nagashi" Floating Lanterns
1st June 19:00～21:00
"Hyakumangoku Gyoretsu" Costume Parads
2nd June 14:00～18:10
"Hyakumangoku Odori-Nagashi" Marching Dance in Summer Kimono
2nd June 18:00～20:00
"Hyakumangoku Takigi-Noh" Torchlight Performance of Noh
2nd June 18:30～21:00
Let's enjoy all together!
10:00AM 9th May Sunny
This is Nanao Line train called "touhakun".
You can go to Nanao of Noto by this train.
3:00PM 20th April Sunny
In the rice fields, It's almost ready to start Rice Planting.
Rice Planting will start around next week in Kanazawa!
10:00AM 19th April Sunny
Utatsu mountain, a small mountain only 40 minutes walking distance from Shibaya.
In there, Now is the best time to view cherry blossoms, and You’ll see a great view of the city!
traditional houses, city buildings, green spaces .....
7:00AM 15th April Sunny
Under the blue sky,
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom now!!
2:00PM 13th April Cloudy
In the season of cherry blossoms, the sky is hazy and the misty spring sky made tranquil scene.
PM2:00 12th April Sunny
Kenrokuen garden and Kanazawa castle park are free admission from April 14th to April
22nd. Also, Light-up is held.
Date: 14th April - 22st April (9nights)
Time: AM7:00 - PM9:30
1：00PM 6th April Sunny
The cherry blossom season has come again this year.
The best time to view cherry blossoms will be around 14th April in Kanazawa.
12:30PM 3rd April Suny
1:30PM The clouds threaten rain.
4:00PM It was a maximum wind velocity of more than 30m.
Many parts of Japan were hit by strong winds.
11:00AM 23rd March Rainy
This robot is cleaning glass of the ceiling in Kanazawa station.
The glass of the ceiling in Kanazawa station is cleaned by this eight-legged robot.
11:00AM 21st March Sunny
The town was decorated with paper lanterns for Hanami (cherry-blossom viewing).
The season of cherry blossoms is only just around the corner.
2:00PM 19th March Sunny
We were asked a question about Cherry blossom viewing.
It is difficult question to answer...
For the moment,
The anticipation flowering date of Kanazawa is on April 7.
The peak bloom anticipation day is on April 12.
8:30AM 17th March Rainy
My son took off for London today.
I wish him the best of luck!
3:00PM 16th March Cloudy
This road is commonly known as 50 meters road.
When night falls, a green light is emitted from this item of artwork.
2:00PM 14th March Sunny
I visited tax office to file tax returns today.
Everything was crowded because tax offices will accept tax returns until 15th March.
3:00PM 9th March Cloudy
What's with this weather?
It seems that it is very cold and going back to winter.
10:00AM 5th March Cloudy
There's the aroma of spring that seems to come from nowhere.
11:30AM 3rd March Sunny
March 3rd is the Japanese Doll Festival called Hina Matsuri.
We celebrated by eating the boxed lunch called Hina Bentou.
4:00PM 29th February Sunny
Today is bissextile day.
There was airplane track in the evening sky.
3:30PM 28th February Sunny
There are two rivers called Saigawa and the Asanogawa in Kanazawa.
This is Saigawa.
It's 30-minutes walk from Shibaya.
5:00PM 24th February Cloudy
This is a work of a Finnish sculptor.
It is 1-minute walk away from Shibaya.