Parade in Kanazawa

Hyakumangoku Matsuri

In early June Kanazawa's main annual festival commemorates the first time the region's rice production hit one million koku (around 150,000 tonnes). There's a parade of townsfolk in 16th-century costumes, takigi nō …
Music in Kanazawa

Asano-gawa Enyūkai

Performances of traditional Japanese dance and music are held on the banks of the Asano-gawa during the second weekend of April.
Cultural in Kanazawa

Kagatobi Dezomeshiki

In early January scantily clad firemen brave the cold, imbibe sake and demonstrate ancient firefighting skills on ladders.
Film in Kanazawa

Kanazawa Film Festival

Kanazawa's increasingly popular film festival screens an eclectic mix of Japanese and foreign-language films.