Kanazawa and Noto Guide: Everything you need to know for a trip to Ishikawa Prefecture’s Historic Capital

Rich with history, Ishikawa Prefecture’s Kanazawa has a story to tell around every corner. From historic geisha districts and Edo Period architecture to traditional handicrafts and a world‑class fish market; it’s one of the best places to experience Japan’s diverse and unique culture. Ben Richards, a Japan-based photographer, shared his top 12 locations and experiences you need to try in Kanazawa.

Postcards from Japan: Breaking the mould, with the monk and makeup artist Kodo Nishimura

Kodo Nishimura is a Buddhist monk, a makeup artist, and an LGBTQ+ activist encouraging people to unapologetically be who they are. You might recognise him from Netflix' 'Queer Eye: We're in Japan' where he appeared in the second episode. Following its release, Kodo became an international star. Read our interview in which we talk about Kodo's new book 'This Monk Wears Heels: Be Who You Are' and so much more. 



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