Traditional Store at Higashi Chaya District (ひがし茶屋街) in Kanazawa (金沢), Japan by TOTORORO.RORO Via Flickr: Higashi Chaya District (ひがし茶屋街)(East Area Tea Houses) is the largest one of the chaya districts in Kanazawa (金沢) Japan. Chaya, a traditional Japanese tea house, is a place of dinning, party and show entertainment, where geisha performs musical instruments and dancing for guests. Chaya houses are special designed traditional Japanese-style two-story architectures. The rows of this historical tea houses in Higashi Chaya District have been designated as Japan’s historic sites and precious cultural assets. There are many restaurants, tea houses, and souvenir shops for tourists, and guide tours for introducing and sightseeing inside of those tea houses.
(golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of
repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered
gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair
as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.