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Kanazawa

(kä'nä`zäwä), city (1990 pop. 442,868), capital of Ishikawa prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan. It produces cotton and silk textiles, machinery, fine porcelain and lacquer ware, rolling stock, and iron. The city, built on the site of the old village of Yamazaki, was the seat of the Maeda clan (16th–19th cent.) and gradually became an industrial center. Kenrokuen Park (rebuilt 17th cent.), with its splendid landscape gardens and a famous No theatre and school, is in Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa

 

a city in Japan, in the western part of the islandof Honshu. Administrative center of Ishikawa Prefecture. Population, 361, 400 (1970). The city is the center of the Hokurikueconomic region. It is an industrial center with well-developedtextile industry (natural and artificial silk, cotton fabric) andfood and condiment industry, textile and agricultural machinebuilding, and a bicycle factory; there is also production of porcelain and faience (the high-quality Kutani porcelain) and lac-querware (Wazima), as well as fishing nets. In the city is a statepreserve, Kenrokuen Park.

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Kanazawa

a port in central Japan, on W Honshu: textile and porcelain industries. Pop.: 439 892 (2002 est.)
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