Kanazawa Castle – The Throne of the Powerful Maeda Clan

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Kanazawa Castle (金沢城) was the residence of the powerful lords of the Maeda Clan (前田氏) who ruled over the Kaga/Kanazawa Domain (加賀藩). Until the end of the Edo period, the Maeda clan had great power and wealth, second only to the Tokugawa clan. Along with the adjacent Kenrokuen Garden (兼六園), it is now one of the major sightseeing spots that represent Kanazawa.

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