If you turn around there, you can find a museum of Sori Yanagi famous for his butterfly stools. There come many visitors inside and outside of Japan. When I visited the Vitra Museum (it is a museum for design) in Germany a few years ago, I found a butterfly stool and recognized that he is really famous man. I visited this museum in Kanazawa for the first time last year, and noticed that his products reveal his idea on design. The 60th anniversary event for butterfly stool is now held in this museum.
If you go straight, you can find a big shrine. You can go to Kazue-machi through a path near the shrine (I have used a wrong pronunciation for its name as Shukei-machi, but the correct one is Kazue-machi!! I am from Suzu city and have grown up in Kanazawa.)
On the wat to the secret path, you can find a big tree in the shrine area, what a big tree it is!
Then it is stairs that lead you to Kazue-machi. It is also called Kuragari-zaka (shadow hill), because it is dark even in a day without sunlight. In the past, men used the stairs to go out for leisure so that their wives could not find it.
Then arrive at the main street of Kazue-machi, where there are some restaurants and hotel. In summer, you can see Toro-nagashi (Putting lanterns on the river water to send off the spritis of the dead) at Asano liver. It’s cool.
This is a bridge, Nakano-hashi.
This is a view where you see Anaso-Ohashi from Nakano-hashi.
After going through the bridge, I went to the opposite side from Kazue-machi. I found a mysterious stone shop which seems to be a beauty salon in the past. I haven’t seen the shop open, but I am so curious about it.
This is a view from the side of the mysterious shop. There was an exhibition.
It is a shot of Kazue-machi from the opposite side of the river. It‘s full of traditional atmosphere.
After walking through Asano-ohashi, you arrive at a hostel, Hatch that opened last year. It is like a dormitory in the foreign nations, and this hostel is in fact used many foreign visitors. Its logo was designed by Mr. Daijiro Ohara. It is so cool, isn’t it?