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Cultural charm dispatch of Kanazawa

 In Kanazawa-shi, we memorialized birth 100 years of great writer, Kyoka Izumi of native district in 1973 and praised achievement of Kyoka, and, by "decentralization of culture," was crowded in hot thought by "dispatch of culture from Kanazawa" and established Kyoka Izumi literary prize. Of local literary prize that spread through the whole country bloom, and is cliff, and bring about superior writer of most, and get evaluation that is extremely high in many literary prizes.
 Here, we introduce essay which award-winning writer of Kyoka Izumi literary prize wrote a new under the theme of Kanazawa and send new charm of "town Kanazawa of literature".

Short essay by Kyoka Izumi literary prize-Winning author

"Temptation of Kanazawa oden" Kozaburo Arashiyama

Kozaburo Arashiyama

 When we went to Kanazawa and drank liquor at counter of familiar Japanese‐style bar, European system young man who carried day pack on his shoulder entered and said with "oden, oden". When newspaper reporter resident in Kanazawa that there was together received, "we told, and seemed to give me shop of Kanazawa oden". Mr. newspaperman drew map on paper and told two or three neighboring oden shops. It is not revealed whether all the oden shops are full, and you can enter immediately if we do not perform.
 We visited Kanazawa with Cami who just got married in 1968. Large snow fell, and all the towns of Kanazawa were silver worlds yours sincerely. We walked Ishikawa-mon Gate of haze ka pond and Kanazawa-jo Castle of Kenroku-en Garden, classic course such as Nagamachi samurai residence and entered small oden shop when day went down. It was wrapped smell () that oden was boiled when we entered shop in look of a shop with stone on thatching the roof with shingles (bu) kino roof to be. ・・・(continuance clicks this)

"Art museum on rainy Kanazawa, Monday" Kyoko Nakajima

Kyoko Nakajima

"Such you, umbrella do not last, too"
 Taxi driver was disgusted.
 Rain has begun to make a sound with a rushing sound when it began to fall bit by bit if we completely forgot weather forecasts happy with fine weather and took a walk through nishino chaokugai and appeared in main street to pick up car.
 We rush into parking lot with tin roof in a hurry and wait for taxi of sink, but do not readily come. Rain is just strengthened. When we got in one which we finally caught and wiped rain of head or arm with handkerchief, opening words appeared.
 It becomes light before we get on for several minutes and is driver, this time leisurely voice,
"The time when we got on a while ago falls most, and is there not sputum?"
 We said this. Sunny interval was given to such a house. ・・・(continuance clicks this)

"Scale of violent change and town of the heavens" Tomomi Muramatsu

Tomomi Muramatsu

  We came to strongly feel that Kanazawa stood by combination of scales of exquisite town which should say change and act of Providence of scenery of the characteristic heavens from a certain time.
 In Kanazawa, it is said to be to fine weather, cloudy weather, rain, wind, hail (hail), hail (hail), sleet (sleet), snow, ... which can taste weather on day for one year including thunder and friend of Kanazawa proudly and looked puzzled at first, but feels but nod for the words when it is at now when we paid frequent visits to Kanazawa several times. ・・・(continuance clicks this)

"Feel of rose" Chihaya madder

Chihaya madder

 We are doing work absentminded somehow called novelist, but it is rare that myself use the word fate or relationship by type to act being conscious of cause and effect voluntarily.
 However, expression to "include relationship" when it comes to Kanazawa seems to be good.
 At first younger sister living. And having had the 37th Kyoka Izumi literary prize in "fish God" (we are and worship) in 2009.
 "Fish God" This was my initial work. We had the novel Subaru rookie of the year title in full-length novel that we wrote for the first time and received news that it became long-cherished novelist and still won Kyoka Izumi literary prize within one year. ・・・(continuance clicks this)

"Reward of Kyoka Izumi literary prize" Yoko Ogawa

Yoko Ogawa

 Memory of award ceremony when we had the 32nd Kyoka Izumi literary prize by "burial of Bram" in 2004 still remains as important memory for me vividly.
 We were glad that we could go to Kanazawa above all on Thunderbird for award ceremony. We had feeling that we were excited about of excursion and joy that had prize because trip was added coming at the same time, and chest throbbed still more. Sign of Kyoka literature drifted in color, Asano River of sky and flow of Saigawa, appearance of bridge, scenery, many places of riverside path to leave Kanazawa Station, and to look up at, and air which we tasted in book until now was feeling to be right right here. It was good having been able to realize Kyoka literature and ties of land, that at first it said reward of prize for me. ・・・(continuance clicks this)


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