from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan north of Nagoya. It was ruled by powerful daimios during the feudal period (16th-19th century). Population: 455,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The capital of Ishikawa prefecture in north-central Honshū in Japan.
  • proper n. A ward of the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture in Kantō region of Japan.


From the Japanese 金沢 (かなざわ, Kanazawa). (Wiktionary)


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