~ORIGIN OF A RESTAURANT NAME~
Kenrokuen is justifiably classified as one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens" alongside Mito's Kairakuen, and Okayama's Korakuen. In fact, many people consider it the best of them all. The garden was constructed by the ruling Maeda family over a period of nearly two centuries. It is located in the center of Kanazawa city. Also it has been considered as a garden where people can appreciate the beauty of four seasons and loved by many local people as well as by foreign tourists.This garden is so famous that tourists never visit Ishikawa without coming here.
The name Kenrokuen literally means "Garden of the Six Sublimities", referring to spaciousness, seclusion, artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and broad views, which according to Chinese landscape theory are the six essential attributes that make up a perfect garden. A stroll around Kenrokuen will help with understanding this landscape theory as the grounds are teeming with water features, bridges, teahouses, trees, flowers, stones, viewpoints and hidden nooks to discover. It is rare to find a garden that combines all these characteristics and so the people of Kanazawa are particularly proud of theirs.