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Museums:Kanazawa Area


  The Noto boasts the Ishikawa Wajima Lacquerware Art Museum as well as the Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum which features traditional Japanese drawings by Touhaku Hasegawa, who was born in the Noto and was a definitive artist of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (latter half of the 16th century).


  Kanazawa is home to many art museums, most famous of which are perhaps the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, which exhibits historical art from all over Ishikawa, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, which exhibits modern art from all over the world.


  The Ishikawa Kutaniyaki Ceramics Art Museum and the Kutaniyaki Kiln Remains Exhibition tell the long history of Kutaniyaki Ceramics and are a must see in the Kaga and Mt. Hakusan Region.

Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center

The museum displays Kaga Yuzen silk Kimonos and other fabrics and it's also possible to buy Kaga Yuzen products.


KAGA-HONDA MUSEUM has a collection of artifacts and other historical records connected with the Honda family, descendants of Honda Masanobu, who was an advisor to the Tokugawa Shogun and later Lord Maeda's highest vassal.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

This museum focuses on the Contemporary Art. It's a museum resembling a park where one comes across all kinds of people and can have a variety of experiences.

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

This museum showcases various arts and crafts including Ko-kutani pottery,that were handed down in the family of Kaga's Feudal Lord Maeda for generations as well as modern works of art that have some connection with Ishikawa Prefecture.

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

This museum displays 36 types of traditional products and crafts that were developed in Ishikawa, in one place.

Shinise Museum (Old Merchant House)

This building originally belonged to a pharmacist "Nakaya Yakuho", founded in 1579. The building was moved to its present location and the exterior was preserved.

Kutani Pottery Kosen Kiln

This is the only Kutani kiln in Kanazawa and it has kept alive the traditional ways of pottery making by hand.

Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum

The History Museum is housed in an outstanding red brick building with 3 wings and is a landmark symbol of Honda-no-Mori park.

Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater (Nogakudo)

The Noh performance is still vibrant in Kanazawa and Nogakudo is one of the places of Noh performances.There are occasional displays of Noh costumes and art objects.

Ohi Pottery Museum  (10th Ohi Chozaemon Kiln)

This museum displays various works of Ohi pottery, some which date back 340 years.

Nagamachi Yuzen Kan (Former Saihitsuan)

Kaga Yuzen is one of Ishikawa Prefecture's proud traditional crafts. The visitors can see the Kaga Yuzen works and also observe the process of coloring.

Kanazawa Municipal Nakamura Memorial Museum

This museum houses a wide collection of antique art works by late Nakamura Soshun who was a Sake manufacturer in Kanazawa and who was also interested in Tea ceremony.

Kanazawa Noh Museum

This museum displays precious Noh costumes and Noh masks handed down as a part of the Houshou style Noh of Kaga region.

Furusato Ijinkan (Great People of Kanazawa Memorial Museum)

This Museum introduces the works and the lives of the 8 great people born in Kanazawa.

Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa Port Ono Karakuri Museum

This Museum helps visitors understand the culture of mechanical products in ancient Japan and lets them enjoy an assortment of amazing mechanical dolls and devices.