1:00PM 31st May Sunny
Guest from Niigata prefecture.
Watch your step going home.
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!
8:00AM 28th May Rainy
My daughter made snack to go with beer to me.
Look too good to eat!
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.
3:30PM 24th May Sunny
Congratulations on your win!
The guest won the high school track and field meet.
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.
1:00PM 22nd May Sunny
Amaryllis bloomed magnificent flower again this year.
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 )
1:00PM 20th May Sunny
Guests went to mountain stream fishing.
They fished Japanese char, Japanese dace and rainbow trout!
2:00PM 19th May Sunny
We enjoyed grilled meat on a electric hot plate tonight!
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 13th May Sunny
The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day.
The carnations are the symbol for Mother's Day.
I have decided to purple carnations.
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.
2:00PM 8th May Sunny
Many guests visited Shibaya during Golden Week and we got too busy.
We finally returned to normal!
Kanazawa is the season of a beautiful green leaf now.