Higashi Geisha District

by Sachi - Japan Local Guide

It was constructed by a feudal lord Maeda about 200 years ago as an entertainment spot for merchants.  Geisha houses were kind of like exclusive night clubs for rich guys.   

Higashi Geisha District

Shima

This is a typical geisha house called Shima.  When you open these sliding doors, the waiting room becomes a stage.  Geisha used to perform here while the guests enjoyed their meals.

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Gold Leaf

 Over 99 percent of the gold leaf made in Japan is made in Kanazawa.  A high level of technical experience is required to make it very thin.  This soft ice cream is pretty popular among tourists.

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