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In the heart of Kanazawa's famous samurai district I visited the Nomura Family Samurai House. This traditional Japanese home, decorated with artifacts from the Edo period and personal belongings of the Nomura family, who lived here for 10 generations, has a beautiful tea-ceremony room that overlooks a small, enchanting garden. One feature that I just couldn't stop looking at was this simple yet amazing fountain, in which the water created perfectly circular waves before silently leaking over the edges of the massive stone basin.

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