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Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture beside the Sea of Japan. Its importance grew from the 15th century when the Ikko and Maeda clans chose the town for their headquarters, and it came to rival Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo) rival in cultural significance. In World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan’s second largest city after Kyoto to escape destruction by air raids, and significant parts of this old castle town have survived in good condition.

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