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Museums:Noto 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.

Kiriko Lantern Museum

The Museum displays the huge Sacred Festival Lanterns called Kiriko. Kirikos are unique to the region of Noto.

Tsujiguchi Hironobu Confectionery Art Museum(LE MUSEE DE H)

This confectionary museum has a section displaying confectionary works as well as a Cafe situated overlooking the Nanao Bay. Visitors can enjoy the special confectionaries made using Noto's local natural ingredients.

Wajima Urushi Art Museum

This is the first of its kind Museum in Japan which introduces not only Wajima lacquer (japan) and lacquer work from different regions of Japan but also lacquer art from overseas.

Wajima Lacquerware Center (Wajima Shikki Kaikan)

This Wajima Lacquerware Center displays 3,804 items including Wajima-nuri products and working tools, some of which are designated as Important Tangible Folk Culture Property.

Notojima Glass Art Museum

This Glass Art Museum which stands out by its unique appearance is surrounded by a lot of greenery. Enjoy an almost fantasy-like atmosphere created by some of the finest works of modern glass art.