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Japan: Kanazawa


Kanazawa means "marsh of gold."

Gold leaf plays a prominent part in the city's cultural crafts.

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Kanzawa Baptist Church offers an English-Speaking Service.

Kanazawa is known for its Kenrokuen Garden.


Kanazawa is a beautiful and ancient city with Japanese gardens, historic samurai and geisha districts, temples and shrines. Our host institution will be Hokuriku Gakuin University where instructor Susan Larson spent six months teaching English in 2011-2012. We’ll be staying with host families connected with the university.

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Subject Guide

Susan Larson's picture
Susan Larson


Kanazawa in Moonlight, by Ando Hiroshige

Click on the painting to view in ArtStor.