Kanazawa


Kanazawa
/kah"nah zah"wah/, n.
a seaport on W Honshu, in central Japan. 417,681.

* * *

Japan
      capital, Ishikawa ken (prefecture), Japan, on the Sai River. In the 16th century the city and the province of Kaga were given to the Maeda family, the richest daimyo family in Tokugawa times; Kanazawa remained under their jurisdiction for approximately 300 years. The walls, gates, and a few buildings of the Maeda family's castle remain, giving the city the atmosphere of traditional Japan. Kenroku-en, formerly their garden, is an excellent example of Japanese landscape gardening. Manufacturing developed from Kanazawa's luxury industries of fine lacquer and Kutani ware porcelain. An ancient silk industry has been expanded to include cotton, woolen, rayon, and nylon textiles. Kanazawa University was founded in the city in 1949. Pop. (2005) 454,607.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kanazawa — shi 金沢市 Geographische Lage in Japan …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kanazawa — may refer to:Places: * Kanazawa, Ishikawa the city in Japan. ** In the city of Kanazawa: ** Kanazawa University ** Kanazawa Station ** Kanazawa Castle ** Kanazawa University High School ** Kanazawa College of Art * Kanazawa ku, Yokohama the ward… …   Wikipedia

  • KANAZAWA — Comptant 444 000 habitants en 1991, Kanazawa est le chef lieu de la préfecture d’Ishikawa, sous région du Hokuriku (région de Ch bu), à l’ouest de la grande île nippone de Honsh . Vieux centre historique, Kanazawa est dotée d’un des trois plus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kanazawa — Kanazawa, Stadt auf der japanischen Insel Nipon, nördlich von Jeddo …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kanazāwa — Kanazāwa, Stadt in der japan. Provinz Kaga an der Nordwestküste der Insel Nippon, unter 36°33 nördl. Br., Hauptstadt des Ken Itchikawa, 8 km von der Mündung zweier Flüsse in das Japanische Meer, hat ein Obergericht und berühmte Fabrikation von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kanazawa —   [ z ], Hauptstadt der Präfektur Ishikawa, West Honshū, Japan, 437 000 Einwohner; Universität, Hochschule für Medizin, Kunsthochschule, Meeres , Krebsforschungsinstitut; Textilmaschinen , Textil , Elektro u. a. Industrie, Herstellung von Lacken… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kanazawa — [kä′nə zä′wə] city in WC Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan: pop. 433,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Kanazawa — 36°33′20″N 136°38′19″E / 36.55556, 136.63861 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kanazawa — kəˈnäzəwə adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Kanazawa, city in western Honshu, Japan : of or from the city of Kanazawa, Japan : of the kind or style prevalent in Kanazawa * * * /kah nah zah wah/, n. a seaport on W Honshu, in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kanazawa — geographical name city & port Japan in W central Honshu near Sea of Japan population 442,872 …   New Collegiate Dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.