This huge slab of text appeared in one anonymous edit, making it distinctly dubious, but I can't find a single reference on Google for it. The formatting is not very Wikitravely though, so I'll park it here until the owner owns up. Jpatokal 01:48, 16 January 2007 (EST)
So, it appears that we have at least two active Wikitravellers in Kanazawa. I'll be dropping by on April 1-3 (no joke), so if y'all want to head out for a beer or something, drop me a line. Jpatokal 09:12, 1 February 2007 (EST)
No Longer an Outline?
With all the new stuff, I think this is no longer just a mere outline, but a pretty detailed entry. Still could do with more work though. Kagaland 13:16, 23 February 2007 (EST)
What was wrong with the Daijoji bit? Kagaland 01:55, 27 February 2007 (EST)
Is Nagamachi honestly an area where none of the original samurai houses remain? I've read the Lonely Planet Guide to Kanazawa, and they seemed pretty convinced that Nagamachi was genuine.
Lonely Planet is wrong. There are two or three original samurai houses in the area (three if you count the Nomura house, which was moved there early in the Meiji period, five if you add the two ashigaru [lowest class of samurai] houses that were moved there recently). The rest were torn down in the latter half of the 19th (and early 20th) centuries. Those that survived the dissolution of the samurai class and the selling off of their former estates vanished in the post-war period. However Nagamachi is indeed a genuine *former* samurai area. Many of the earth walls are genuine, remaining even when the houses vanished. Due to the socio-political changes of the Meiji period, very few samurai houses remain in Japan. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kagaland (talk • contribs)