01-02-2017 Wearing Kimono in Historic Higashi-chayagai
Happy New Year, everyone!
Hokuriku’s winters may be severe, but Kanazawa has a wealth of spots where you can experience traditional Japanese culture, so let’s brave the cold and head out for some fun!
For this season’s Tekuteku, Russian CIR Anna and Korean CIR Minjeong went to dress up in kimono. The most popular seasons for wearing kimono are usually in the spring and autumn, to coincide with the cherry blossoms and changing leaves, respectively, but we decided to do it in January, wearing a gorgeous kimono in the celebratory spirit of the New Year’s season instead.
06-04-2016 Tour de Kanazawa
There are many ways to explore Kanazawa. There is plenty to see on foot and of course there is a great bus network, but for those that want to get around quickly and freely we recommend
05-02-2016 Getting the most out of Ishikawa’s winter with snowboarding
Winter is here. Its cold. For every country that doesn’t get a drop of snow there is a country with plenty of it. “I love winter!”, “I hate winter!”, I love snow!”, “I hate snow!” – there is always a mixed reaction at this time of year, so we had a (not so hard) think about the best way of enjoying the cold season. Perhaps some warm oden? A heartwarming bowl of pork soup? A beer after a hot bath? Hotpots? Hibernating with a PlayStation?
There is only one answer
30-11-2015 Paragliding at Shishiku Kogen
Quiet strolls through Kenrokuen garden or cleansing your mind with Sado tea ceremonies is not for everyone. What about those in Ishikawa who want an adrenaline rush? For that we have paragliding!
08-07-2015 Yunokuni-no-mori Handicrafts Village
Minjeong (Korean CIR) and Lang (Chinese CIR) headed south to the Kaga Traditional Handicrafts Village Yunokuni-no-mori to try some gold-leafing.
14-04-2015 The Beautiful Game with Zweigen Kanazawa
Our football crazy CIRs from Brazil and England*, Lucas and I, went to check out the local football team Zweigen Kanazawa to see how the beautiful game is played in Kanazawa.
*Note: Brazilians and English being crazy about football is not a stereotype – it is a fact! (For the majority at least…)
16-01-2015 Getting Crafty in Nagamachi
Anna (Russian CIR) and the Minjeong (Korean CIR) took a trip to the Lucizan Ceramic Factory. The craft centre near Kanazawa’s Nagamachi samurai quarters offers a space where you can flex your creativity and craft till your heart is content. The two CIRs spent the day at the craft centre getting their hands messy with ceramic making.
01-10-2014 Blast from the Past – Trip to the Ishikawa Archaeological Foundation
This season’s Teku Teku is brought to you by Lucas and Xin Xin who checked out the Ishikawa Archaeological Foundation. Accompanying the pair was the new Russian CIR Anna to help report their findings.
26-06-2014 Agehama Salt Farming & Tour of Noto
Welcome to the first ever digital Tekuteku!
Despite being our first online article we had a hard time choosing what to report on. In the end we settled on the traditional salt farming of Suzu Endenmura located at the top of the Noto Peninsula.