follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

Kanazawa

[kah-nah-zah-wah] /ˈkɑ nɑˈzɑ wɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport on W Honshu, in central Japan.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Kanazawa

Kanazawa

/ˌkænəˈzɑːwə/
noun
1.
a port in central Japan, on W Honshu: textile and porcelain industries. Pop: 439 892 (2002 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Kanazawa

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.

Learn more about Kanazawa with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Kanazawa

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Kanazawa

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kanazawa