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Kanazawa city and gold leaf

金沢市(Kanazawa-city) is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. 金 means gold, and 沢 means dale/marsh. It is said that the name, 金沢(Kanazawa), came from the legend of the peasant 芋掘り藤五郎(Potato-digger,Togoto) found small flakes of gold when he was washing yam-potatoes in a dale. After that, the place was called the dale of washing gold,…

New Japanese art?! Food samples

Did you think this food looks delicious? If you think so, you are completely deceived by the fakes. Those are called food samples or fake food, and they are a model or replica made from plastic, wax or resin commonly used as displays for windows at restaurants in Japan. Food samples are very useful since…