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Enjoy Ishikawa’s Traditional Arts and Crafts

Ishikawa Prefecture has always been an area where culture is promoted, starting from the days of the ruling Maeda family, and so now the region boasts some ten types of nationally-designated traditional arts, such as Wajima lacquer, Yamanaka lacquerware, Kutani pottery, Kaga Yuzen silk dyeing, and Kanazawa gold leaf, as well as prefecturally-designated arts or rare traditional arts, for a total of 36 recognized traditional arts and crafts.

These courses cover half a day each in the Kanazawa, Kaga, and Noto areas.

Kanazawa’s Traditional Arts and Crafts: Half-Day Course (time: 5hours)

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

Jokamachi Kanazawa Loop Bus Hashiba-cho (4) (Koban-mae) bus stop (about 10 minutes)

Sakuda Gold and Silver Leaf (Class in making gold-leaf chopsticks)  (about 1 hour) *Classes: reservations required

Get off Jyokamachi Kanazawa round tour bus "Kenrokuen Shita (Ishikawa gate other side)" bus stop (about 10 minutes).

Kaga Yuzen Traditional Industry Center (about 1 hour) *See artisans at work, try on a kimono, etc.

Walk (about 10 minutes)

Museum of Traditional Arts & Crafts of Ishikawa (about 1 hour) *See artisans at work, try various classes (weekends / public holidays only)

Jokamachi Kanazawa Loop Bus Musashigatsuji (5) (Meitetsu M’ZA-mae) bus stop(about 15 minutes)

Meboso Hachirobei Company (about 1 hour) *Classes in making traditional Kaga fly-fishing lures

Walk (about 10 minutes)

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

Kaga’s Traditional Arts and Crafts: Half-Day Course (time: 4 hours)

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

Train (JR express) (about 30 minutes)

 

Kaga Onsen Station

CANBUS Yama-mawari Course (about 20 minutes)

Yamanaka Lacquerware Traditional Industry Museum (about 1 hour) *See artisans at work

CANBUS Yama-mawari Course (about 25 minutes)

 

Kutaniyaki Kama-ato Exhibition Hall (about 1 hour) *Classes in painting

 

Kaga Onsen Station

Train (JR express) (about 30 minutes

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

 

(3) Noto’s Traditional Arts and Crafts: Half-Day Course (time: 6 hours)

*Rent a bicycle at Flat Homu

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

Hokutetsu Wajima Express Bus (about 2 hours) 11 buses a day

 

Flat Homu

Cycle (5 minutes)

Wajima Kobo Nagaya (about 1 hour) *Classes in Wajima lacquer chinkin-work

Cycle (15 minutes)

Ishikawa Wajima Urushi Museum of Art (about 1 hour)

Cycle (15 minutes)

 

Flat Homu

Hokutetsu Wajima Express Bus (about 2 hours) 11 buses a day

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station