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Ishikawa prefecture

Ishikawa prefecture (石川県; Ishikawa-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is Kanazawa.

Ishikawa prefecture (石川県)
CapitalKanazawa
Region:Chubu
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 35th
4,185.22 km²
?%
Population
 - Total (Jan 1, 2003)
 - Density
Ranked 36th
1,180,744
282/km²
Districts:8
Municipalities:41
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Black lily
(Fritillaria camtschatcensis)
Pref. Tree:Elkhorn cypress[?]
(Thujopsis dolabrata)
Pref. Bird:Golden eagle
(Aquila chrysaetos)

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History

Geography

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Traditional Arts & Crafts

  • Nō - was introduced to the area during the rule of the fifth Maeda lord Tsuanori and was refined into the Kaga hosho style.
  • Tea ceremony - was brought to Kanzawa by Maeda Toshitsune[?] in 1666 by inviting Senbiki Soshitsu [?] to Kanazawa.
  • Kutani porcelaine[?] (Kutani yaki) - Bright colored glazes not unlike Chinese porcelaine
  • Ohi teaware (Ohi yaki) - A pottery style unique to Kanazawa.
  • Kaga silk (Kaga yuzen) - A complicated silk print technique with an intentional rough look (wabi-sabi).
  • Kanazawa lacquerware (Kanazawa shikki) - High quality lacquerware traditionally decorated with gold dust.
  • Kanazawa gold leaf (Kanazawa haku) - A technique of beating gold into waferthin sheets.
  • Kaga mizuhiki - Ribbon-like decorations made from glued Japanese paper (washi).
  • Kaga inlay crafts (Kaga zogan) - A combination of thin flat and thread metal inlays.

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

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