Come see the Kanazawa Fire Department’s annual New Year’s Parade! The highlight of the parade is “Kaga Tobi,” ladder-top acrobatics. This tradition dates back to 1659 (Manji 2) and shows off the firefighter’s physical prowess.
金沢市消防出初式 (Kanazawa-shi Shoubou Dezoumeshiki)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Kanazawa Castle Park, Shinmaru Square
Take the bus bound for “Kenrokuen shita” (兼六園下) from Kanazawa Station (East Gate bus-boarding area #3; West Gate bus-boarding area #4); get off at Kenrokuen-shita and walk for 2 minutes to Kanazawa Castle.
Leah Zoller is a first-year CIR in Anamizu and wonders why no one believes her when she says that, in America, women can be firefighters, too.